HISTORY OF TERRORISM
International terrorism did not begin with the September 11 attacks, and indeed, its legacy spans centuries. The History of Terrorism provides you with foundational knowledge of terrorism throughout time and space, and introduces you to the strategies and concepts exploited by terrorists to threaten civil society...
Jihadist terrorism is the most prominent subnational security threat of the twenty-first century. Jihadist terrorism catapulted to the international security agenda with Al Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and altered the terrorism landscape from that point...
Radicalisation has become one of the most debated concepts in contemporary security. As a concept, as a process, and as an idea, radicalisation theory has shaped and informed how we understand the terrorist evolution to violence...
Countering terrorism is not an act, but a process. In a post-9/11 world, counter terrorism is no longer within the ambit of few, but the responsibility of many...
TERRORISM FINANCING AND RESOURCING
Terrorist financing and resourcing is an essential mechanism through with counterterrorism practitioners, policy makers, regulators and academics can assess the strength of a terrorist group and its network. In this subject, you will explore the murky underworld of terrorist finance and resourcing, and investigate the mechanisms through which terrorist networks raise, transfer, and expend their funds...
TERRORISM IN CYBERSPACE
Publicity is the oxygen that sustains terrorist organisations. In a modern world with an increasingly swift news cycle, it is important to understand how terrorist organisations and individuals formulate propaganda, and exploit communication and information strategies to accrue attention to their cause, and achieve strategic effect...
The twenty-first century has been characterised by networks. The physical, information, and communication networks which have shaped contemporary society have been adopted and adapted by subnational actors, including terrorists and criminals, to serve their own ends...
Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism
Right wing extremism and terrorism is increasing around the world. The attack in Christchurch in 2019 reinforced the ideological and strategic evolution of the threat milieu...
Transnational Organised Crime
An increasingly globalised world order has brought with it an increasingly networked crime-terror nexus. Transnational Organised Crime (TOC) is a rising challenge for law enforcement, intelligence, and policy analysts around the world due its complex socio-political dynamics and drivers...
Terrorist Operations and Praxis
Terrorists represent a dynamic threat due to their ability to learn and innovate methods for strategic violence. These innovations are capable of fundamentally altering the atmosphere of counter terrorism in the Western world...