Objectives: This Assignment, in accordance with Graduate academic endeavors, provides an opportunity to
skills, evaluate assimilation of course topics, and sharpen and evaluate Students’ research & critical analysis.
The Assignment is driven & tested by a combination of course materials and external self-led research
(depending upon essay selected); analyzed and presented in essay form.
Type: This Assignment consists of either a single 12 page (minimum) Essay or two Short Essays instead,
of 6 pages each (which total the same -12 pages) from the below list, on a variety of topics concerning
terrorism and its roots. The material in all of these essays, will mostly require a combination of the course
required reading materials (either done or ahead) and also self-led external research, to varying degrees.
Format: A title page is required for each paper, in addition to the 12 pages. Format of paper: font: Ariel size 10 or
Times New Roman size 12. Single line spacing.
Page size: US letter size or A4. MS Word document. Paper
layout: portrait or landscape as required. Title Pages required to show Student’s name and number, Assignment
title, and course number. Papers may be illustrated with graphics, title and sources cited, additional to the 12 pages
of text. If the 2 essays are opted for, they should be in a single document, but clearly segregated by titles.
n.b. A page of text is about 600 words, so a 12 page paper amounts to about 7200 words. Check the minimum
word count in your paper(s) by going (when the paper is open in MS Word) to ‘File’, ‘Properties’, and ‘Statistics’.
Titles: Select your title(s) from the following topics:
Religious Roots of Political Motivations to Extreme Poverty as Unemployment as a Motivation for
Terrorism Terrorism Roots of Terrorism Terrorist Recruitment
Terrorism & Its Roots Historical Roots of Terrorism
Terrorism Roots in Differences in the Roots
Domestic Oppression as Roots of Terrorism in
Oppression and Denial of between Terrorist ‘Foot
Roots of Terrorism Guerrilla Warfare
Law & Human Rights Soldiers’ and Leaders
Roots of International Terrorism Terrorism for Motives of Opportunism
Roots of Trans-national Terrorism Roots of Domestic Terrorism
Roots of Terrorism in the Roots of Right Wing Roots of Left Wing Roots of Terrorism in
Middle East Terrorism Terrorism Europe
Roots of Terrorism in the Roots of Terrorism in Roots of Terrorism in Roots of Terrorism in
USA Russia South America Jammu & Kashmir
Roots of the Muslim Roots of Terrorism in Roots of Terrorism in Roots of Terrorism in
Brotherhood Africa Eurasia South East Asia
Roots of Terrorism in
Roots of Suicide Psychological Roots of
Terrorism in War & Peace
Terrorism with ‘False Racial Roots to
Catalysts of Terrorism 9/11 Terrorism Roots
Flag Operation’ Roots Terrorism
Terrorism with Gender- Roots of Terrorism in Terrorism in the French
Related Roots Communism Revolution
Terrorism in the Armenian genocide The Pan Am 103 Lockerbie case
The USS Liberty case The USS Cole case
The George Metesky Case The Beirut Mosque Bombing (8 March 1985) Case
Any relevant topic (not previously used in your other academic papers) pre-agreed with Professor.
Special paper on the Alqa’ida Trans-national Terrorist Network.
If you opt for this paper, it is like the others above, except that the format is slightly different, being a [7200 word minimum],
concentrated research paper. You should research for the paper from any and all sources available. Once you have
collated your information, analyze it and then present it as a research-style document, easy to read and navigate – to do
that, you should make clear paragraph headings of the topics, and may highlight or underline them if you wish. Source
citation requirements remain unchanged. Here are some the headings as an example - feel free to add to them:
Headings should include: Name; Size; Members’ Nationalities; Location; History; Record of Attacks; Modus Operandi;
Doctrine; Strategy; Motivations; Leadership; Organizational Structure; Weaponry; Financial Assets, and Other Assets.