Discussion Questions

  • After reading two sections on how to define terrorism and the difficulties of defining the term, what would be your definition?    Why?
  • Develop a typology that you believe would capture all current, active, terrorist groups. 
  • Do you believe one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter?  Yes or no and explain your answer.
  • A government is currently shelling several cities with the civilian death toll over several thousand.  Is that terrorism?
  • Do you believe the article is persuasive and explains some terrorist behavior?
  • Would you fund further research in this area?  Why or why not?