Terrorism and Economic Development: a more efficient way to counter terrorism

Political And Developmental Thoughts

Terrorism is defined as the intentional use of violence for political gain. Terrorism was well known throughout history, but the term ‘terrorism’ is newly invented. It was in the 1970s and 1980s when the term was introduced and came into fame in 2001, after the 9/11 attacks. In recent years, terrorist attacks became frequent and many governments made their priority to prevent terrorism and extreme ideologies.

The whole world suffers from terrorism, whether directly or indirectly. Since 2001, millions were spent on counter-terrorism policies and programs, but still, the world suffers from it.

One of the main strategies that were used to counter-terrorism was direct military use. This strategy was useful in some situations but didn’t reach its full potential.

The use of the military to crush terrorists was useful in some areas such as Syria and Iraq, in both…

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