Terrorism and Its Effects on International Relations Essay

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Terrorism and its Effects on International Relations

Introduction Over the years there have been significant changes in how terrorism is carried out. With the changes in how terrorism is carried out there have also been dramatic changes in how countries counter terrorist attacks. The modifications in the way a country counters these terrorist attacks affects international relations of these countries. These issues bring about the question of how have counter terrorism methods affected international relations. To answer this question several things must be addressed which are, methodology, history of terrorism, and a literature review of multiple authors that have discussed this subject.

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This case shows strong enforcement of the country being attack because they use military power in the end to get their demands met. This also shows how a single casualty can lead to mass response depending on who the specific person happens to be.

Eleven Israeli athletes were taken hostage on September 5, 1972, during the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, by Palestinians associated with the group Black September. The release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israel was demanded by the hostage takers. Nine Israeli athletes died during the Black September attacks. Within days of the killings, Prime Minister Golda Meir ordered the hunting down and killing of all people responsible for the Munich killings. The “X Committee” was then formed, headed by Meir. This committee approved dozens of operations targeting suspects across Europe and the Middle East (Tristam 2008). This is an important example because it shows extremely severe demands made by the country being attack and a strong enforcement of these demands in order to achieve what is wanted. This case also shows a specific group targeted and how that variable lead to the severity of reaction by the country.

On September 11, 2001, several American aircraft were hijacked and flown into the World Trade

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