Terrorist Activity Beyond Terrorism: The Problem and How It Might Be Stopped
Leopold-Cohen, Justin H.
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The threat of terrorism has become commonplace in society, and though extremists and radicals have plagued the world for more than a century, their evolving nature has made understanding them a continually complex task. One of the most recent trends in terrorist groups is their ability to latch on to other illicit activities besides actual terrorist attacks, creating various nexuses. Using a series of case studies and comparative analysis, the three chapters of this thesis seek to examine these nexuses to better understand what activities terrorist groups carry out other than terrorism. The three chapters of this thesis will explore terrorist engagement in Maritime-Crime, ideological differences in terrorist Cyber-Crime, and historical strategies on how to counter the Crime-Terror Nexus. The results of this study found that the Crime-Terror Nexus was still limited for the most part in the Maritime Domain, that cyber activity did not differ based on ideology, and that international cooperation was the most successful strategy for defeating terrorist criminal enterprise.
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