Carnegie Mellon University

Terrorism and Insurgency

Course Number: 84-689

There are many forms of political violence, but not all are created equal. Some, like terrorism, are a tactic, while others, like insurgency, are a strategy. How important is it to define terrorism and insurgency? What are the differences and similarities between them? This course will go into depth to analyze both terrorism and insurgency and their various manifestations. The course will provide a historical overview of how terrorism and insurgency have evolved over time, while also focusing on groups, methods, ideologies, and organizational structure. This course will also address methods to counter-terrorism and discuss US foreign policy towards terrorism.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Spring
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 12
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Mark Toukan

Spring 2024

Master of Science in International Relations and Politics: International Security concentration

Master of Information Technology Strategy: Politics and Strategy concentration