Describe the main issue between Britain and Northern Ireland. Would you classify this conflict as a religious or nationalist dispute? Support your answer.
What event generated the creation of ETA? What were some of their most famous attacks?
Why has support in the Basque region for a fully Basque state waned over the last few decades?
Using media reports since the Spring of 2013, assess the current state of the PKK and the future likelihood of a peaceful settlement between the PKK and the Turkish government.
What led to the creation of November 17? What were their three main goals?
Describe the key left-wing groups prevalent in Europe in the latter half of the 20th Century. What were their goals? Given that these groups have all but died out, do you think it is still useful to study them? Why or why not?
What is currently considered the main terrorist threat in Europe? Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not?
Describe the method used by Oates in this study. Why does the author believe this study is important?
Describe the similarities found by Oates regarding the role terrorism media coverage played in the national elections in the U.S., U.K., and Russia.
Describe the differences found by Oates regarding the role terrorism media coverage played in the national elections in the U.S., U.K., and Russia. What explanation does Oates offer for these differences? Can you suggest any others?
Choose three countries in which to replicate this study. Justify your choice. Explain how your methodology would differ from that used by Oates, if at all.
What is “securitization” as used by Karyotis? Why does securitization provide a useful lens with which to study Greece’s response to November 17?
What methodology does Karyotis use to study the interplay between securitization and November 17? What advantages and disadvantages do you see in his methods?
According to Karyotis, what political factors influenced the development and history of November 17?
According to Karyotis, what political factors influenced the development and history of the Greek government’s response to November 17?
What conclusions does Karyotis draw regarding the delay in Greece’s response and its ultimate success against the group? Do you agree? Why or why not?
Do you think Karyotis’s conclusions can be applied to other countries? If so, which ones? Support your answer and selections.
Briefly summarize in your own words the history of ETA.
What are the two key hypotheses tested by the authors? What main variables do they use in their research. Can you think of other relevant variables?
Briefly describe the difference between proactive deterrence policies and defensive deterrence policies.
Summarize the main conclusions of the authors. Do you agree or disagree with their findings? Support your answer.
What would you do to improve this study? Could this study be replicated with other terrorist groups? Why or why not?