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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Terrorism.
See also changes related to Terrorism, or pages that link to Terrorism or to this page or whose text contains "Terrorism".

Parent topics

  • Insurgency [r]: A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government. [e]
  • Asymmetrical warfare [r]: Conflict in which one side does not directly confront the strength of the other; often applied to guerilla warfare and terrorism but also used for high technology against a more traditional force [e]

Subtopics

  • Counterterrorism [r]: A range of activities that prevent attempted terrorism well before an actual act is close to being executed, including killing or capturing terrorists; complements and can include anti-terrorism, or measures taken to minimize the impact of an attempted or completed act; counterterrorism proper is "enemy centric" rather than counterinsurgency, which is "people-centric" [e]

Motivations

  • Nationalism [r]: Strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance. [e]
  • Radical Islamism [r]: From the perspective of Western liberal democracy, the use of both political and violent methods to establish Islamist theocratic rule, either in existing democracies or in emerging states [e]
  • Radicalization [r]: Political choices that grow from a sense, by individuals (i.e., self-radicalization) or groups in a society, that peaceful methods have brought no political dividends in terms of goals they consider legitimate [e]
    • Self-radicalization [r]: A phenomenon in which individuals become terrorists without joining an established radical group, although they may be influenced by its ideology and message [e]

Theoreticians

Events

Non-state organizations using terror

Quasi-state organizations using terror

Analysts

Counterterrorists

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