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Islamist Terrorism

  • Antimo VerdeEmail author
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Abstract

As we have seen, the middle and lower-middle classes fear immigration. According to the most recent inquiries of the Eurobarometer about the half of the interviewees puts immigration as their mater worry and next we find terrorism. When we talk about terrorism, we mean Islamic Terrorism and then the Islamic State (IS). For a long time, under the US Obama Administration, the US refused to be directly engaged with troops on the ground, leaving the task of fighting the IS to the reconstituted Iraqi Army and the kurds troops, favouring the IS constitution. The US attitude was linked to the prevailing at geopolitical level of a multipolar world in which it is difficult for a super power to intervene militarily without triggering a world conflict. Differently from what happened under the period of the Cold War [1946–1990] and of the so called Pax Americana [1991–2005] that is respectively a “bipolar World” and an “unipolar World”. Even if defeated, the IS has been successful in transferring terrorism and threats from its region to the whole of Europe. Terrorism does not finish with fall of the IS but, like immigration and inequality, it is doomed to last years.

Keywords

Terrorism Geopolitical Phases Islamic Terrorism and Multipolar World 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tuscia UniversityViterboItaly

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