Global Terrorism

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Terrorism: A Globlal Problem
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Hundreds of people die each year to terrorist attacks. Terrorism is present in nearly every country of the world. Political Implications are often to blame for many terrorist attacks. Countries that are troubled by these horrific acts have pondered an answer to the problem of terrorism for centuries but there is no universal agreement for a solution. A definition of terrorism has yet to be finalized, but Cindy C. Combs' book "Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century," she tries to define terrorism as: "a synthesis of war and theater, a dramatization of the most proscribed kind of violence-that which is perpetrated on innocent victims-played before an audience in the hope of creating a mood of fear, for political purposes."(Combs, pg 8) Through this webpage we will discuss U.N. views on terrorism and what terrorism holds in its future.
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With terrorism growing as a world problem, people may wonder where it is headed. For now, the answer seems to be pointing in the direction of nuclear terrorism. With this being a likely course, what exactly constitutes an act of nuclear terrorism? How likely is nuclear terrorism? What are likely targets for theft or sabotage? Will actions to prevent nuclear terrorism cause problems with civil liberties?
Nuclear terrorism has only been defined in the draft convention on nuclear terrorism and has not yet been certified. The definition that was submitted by the Russian Federation includes the following: the use or threat to use nuclear material, nuclear fuel, radioactive products or waste, or any other radioactive substances with toxic, explosive or other dangerous properties. This also includes the use or threat to use any nuclear installations, nuclear explosive or radiation devices in order to kill or injure persons, damage property or the

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