In this assignment, you will write an essay that examines the rise of one of the Jihadist networks to include: ISIS, Boko Haram, and Al Qaeda. You will research that group’s background, recruitment tactics, and targets. Additionally, you will reflect on one recent attack from the past 5 years from your selected group. Answer the following questions in your essay.
- What is a Jihadist network?
- Where does your selected group primarily operate? (Cite specific geographic locations such as country, region, and/or province.)
- What are the psychological and primary motivators for your selected group?
- What are the psychological and primary motivators for your selected group, and what sociological impacts exist?
- What are the organization’s targets? How are they chosen?
- What has the United Nations (UN) done to counter the terrorist organization? Are these efforts effective?
Your completed essay should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You are required to use at least one outside source. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA guidelines.