The course focuses on the causes of terrorism and the measures that states adopt to fight terrorism. Students will become familiar with a range of terrorist organizations, their goals and their strategies, as well as a variety of counter-terrorism strategies adopted by states. The course explores both the causes and consequences of terrorism, and the policy tools that states and non-state actors adopt as countermeasures. Students will gain experience in assessing and evaluating counterterrorism strategy, from a policy perspective, and will be asked to write a policy brief as part of the course work.