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Courses - Summer 2023
Terrorism Studies
Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; Violent Non-State Actors in Latin America: Terrorism, Cartels, and Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines why non-state actors (terrorist groups, paramilitary groups, drug cartels, organized crime groups, gangs, and private security companies) resort to violence and crime, what tactics and strategies they use, how they fund their existence, how they undermine the state, and what can be done to counter the instability they cause. By the end of the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of the problems that plague individual countries throughout Latin America, as well as issues that afflict the region as a whole.