The Impacts of the Upsurge of Terrorism to the Contemporary International Relations



The upsurge of terrorism poses threats and insecurities to human existence. Terrorism is capable of paralyzing the foundations of modern governments. Terrorism poses alarming kind of violence and threat in the contemporary International Relations (IR). Perhaps if not properly handle is capable of eroding the interdependence nature of nation-states relations in the world. The paper sets out to identify and explain the factors and implications of terrorism in the contemporary IR. It argues that contemporary IR discourse predominantly subscribes to a prevailing global order that is overwhelmed by the complexities of post-international politics, interdependence and structural relations through globalization. The paper also emphasizes that, the upsurge of terrorism and media are linked together. The paper posit that, a terrorist act is not senseless, but a logical effective given certain political and psychological condition. The paper argued that, terrorism is goal-oriented, though could be corrected and also devastating and could be controlled. The paper concludes that, since all the military strategies used by United States government failed to curb the upsurges of terrorism, negotiation, reconciliation, comprehensive economic and social strategy and diplomacy are the ways out of the scourge.

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