IAS 150.4

Advanced Studies in International and Area Studies

IAS 150.4 Advanced Studies in International and Area Studies: Counter-terrorism and Counter-insurgency

CCN: 46484

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: W 2-5PM, 187 DWINELLE

Final Exam Group: 6: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 11:30-2:30PM

Instructor: Bruce Newsome

This course will describe the issues, policies and practices of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency. Terrorism continues to increase in frequency and lethality. Insurgency too is more frequent and deadly (insurgency now is riskier than terrorism). The actors and methods increasingly overlap, so that terrorism and insurgency practically must be studied together. This course examines the concepts, history, motivations and methods of terrorism and insurgency, and ways in which the counter-terrorist and counter-insurgent side counter those motivations and methods, navigating the legal and ethical bounds.

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