Units of Study

CISS6007 - Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific Region

Winter Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sarah Grant Phillips


The unit will begin by providing a conceptual framework for understanding the phenomenon of terrorism as a form of asymmetrical warfare waged by political actors including an examination of the impact that the end of the Cold War has had on the rise of religiously inspired terrorism. In doing so, common misconceptions will be challenged, highlighting the rationality that drives terrorist behaviour and strategies. With a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the unit will analyse terrorist organisational structures, including leadership, ideologies, motivations, capabilities, strategies, tactics and targets. Equipped with this knowledge, students will consider effective counter-terrorism strategies, including practical considerations for protecting critical functions of the state and private sector.


1x1000wd PP brief (25%); 1x2hr Take home exam (25%); 1x1000wd essay (50%)


Intensive WINTER 6 days

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