Examine The Potential Causes of International Terrorism and Its Impact on The International World
It is said that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. The concept of terrorism since 9/11 terror attack on the US continues to attract both national and international attention as both national and international level governance seek to nip the heinous and nefarious activities of terrorist in the bud. There is problem regarding the definition of terrorism as different scholars and institutions define the term from different point of view. The aim of the research is to examine some potential causes and impact of international terrorism. Drawing from related literature such as peer reviewed articles; the researcher discovered the following among other things as the potential causes of international terrorism: economic deprivation, socio-economic and demographic dynamics, globalization, political transformation and instability, clash of civilization and identity, pattern of global politics and economy. Similarly, the study concluded that international terrorism most often result in phenomena such loss of lives, destruction of property, low productivity, fear, injuries, loss of jobs, low influx of international investors, etc. Interestingly, the study found out, contrary to popular opinion, that country which were terrorist prone received came on top of UN list of countries which received greatest Foreign Direct Investment between 2001 and 2003. It is hope that based on these findings, countries around the world would promote welfare policies to cater for economically marginalized societies around the world. Also national leaders, it is hoped, would respect the rule of law and refrain from perpetuating their stay in power. Finally, religious, political and cultural diversity should be respected everywhere around the world to foster peace.
Keyword - Terrorism, International, Potential causes.