CRJU 0643 - Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection

Credits: 3

The nature of terrorism and the response to it has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War. There have been a variety of factors which have driven this change, including the erosion of national borders, the increase of ease of travel, the revolution in technology and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. How to counter this new threat to the United States and its allies is a question of paramount importance. This graduate course involves the examination of counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection. Students will review definitions and typologies of terrorism and counter—terrorism, analyze specific concepts in context, and transportation and infrastructure; energy production and distribution; technology and communications. Finally students will examine the institutions, methods, and motivations that underlie counter-terrorism strategies of states, and international origination.

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