A study into the subject of global terrorism and the effects it has on the United States.
In this in-depth examination of the subject, the author of this paper offers a clear definition of global terrorism. He studies the change in America’s views on the subject and lists basic concerns of the effect global terrorism might have on the world and on the United States. The paper analyzes the direct and indirect dimensions of risks to U.S. interests and the patterns of global terrorism. It touches on September 11th, effects on the business sector and future plans to fight global terrorism. Finally, it examines the topic of bioterrorism and the UN response.
The U.N. cited America as the “most generous nation in the world in responding to emergencies and crises everywhere else.” Perhaps that is why the world grieved and suffered along with Americans when terrorism hit U.S. soil. Nearly half the world joined the U.S. in its international war against terrorism. However, it is important to understand the thin line between “global terrorism” and global organized crime.
According to the U.N., in many important respects, terrorism is a problem to be tackled by law-enforcement agencies, in cooperation with military forces; its magnitude can be brought down to tolerable levels, but it can never be totally defeated, just as we cannot have an absolutely crime-free society; and it is part of the growing trend toward the lowered salience of the State in the new security agenda that emphasizes human as well as national security.