- The Origin of the al Qaeda: Unveiling of New Terrorism
- The Pull factor: Foreign fighter network of the al Qaeda
- The Push Factor: AQ cells of Asia Pacific
- How terrorist groups end: Weakening of the al Qaeda central
- Rise of the Islamic state: A new ideology of terror
- Terrorist Financing: Comparative analysis of the AQ and the IS
- Terrorist propaganda: How different and effective is IS from AQ?
- The gender factor: Women fighters in AQ and the Islamic State
- Islamic State in South Asia: Case studies from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
- Islamic State in the Asia Pacific: Case studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Australia
- Countering the Al Qaeda and the Islamic State: State approaches
- Can the Islamic State be defeated? Will that end terrorism?
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Study guide
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - 1500 words written essay (30%)
- Assignment 2 - 1500 words written essay (30%)
- Assignment 3 - Written final invigilated exam (40%)
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This subject provides a comprehensive analysis into the origin and dynamics of and threats posed by the AQ and IS in the Indo-Pacific region. Focusing on their recruitment pattern and financing and propaganda techniques, the subject attempts to unravel the effectiveness and longevity of global terrorist formations. 'If the AQ could be weakened, could the IS be defeated?' is a familiar question. Will that scenario end terrorism, however, is a more important question that this subject attempts to discuss.