Today we have a look at a Masters student from the UK, Marco Marciano‘s view on homicide, (lone wolf) terrorism, whilst wanting to strike the balance between informality and formality.
Lone wolf terrorism is an emerging topic in terrorism studies and has become more prevalent in the literature from 2010 onwards. In 2014, the journalTerrorism and Political Violencededicated an issue to the topic with great emphasis on theory and case studies to support. In 2015, theRoyal United Services Institute [RUSI], in conjunction with the European Union [EU], created a project dedicated to understanding the phenomenon and to provide guidance to mental health and security practitioners in identifying potential lone wolves.
Yet, lone wolf terrorism is not a new phenomenon in terrorism.Rapoportrecognised four phases (waves) of terrorism throughout history that started with the Anarchists of Russia in 1880, proceeded by the Anti-colonial wave perpetuated bynationalist-separatist terroristsafter the First World War, then The New Left wave which was mostly anti-fascist and anti-capitalist movements during and after the Vietnam War, then finally the Religious Extremist…
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