Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America Themes

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Global Terrorism

In recent years, global terrorism has dramatically increased and is cause for great concern. Although terrorism has existed for ages, the new form of terrorism, especially Islamic extremist terrorism, is more frightening. In the past, most terrorists had clear goals and objectives, but the goal of today's Islamic terrorists' seems to be terror itself. Without clear objectives, other than to rid the world of non-Muslims, an end to the terror is difficult to conceive. Terrorism breeds in states that are failing or malfunctioning, and as the number of these states continues to rise, the number of terrorists and the extent of terrorism will also increase. There is already cause for alarm as the number of Islamic extremists in Middle and South America, as well as North Africa, continues to grow. An effective means to preventing successful recruiting of new terrorists is for the global community to work...

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