How New is the New Terrorism?

Click on the attached files to see: the minor essay guidelines (very important to read before attempting the assignment), marking rubric and examples of article reviews. Note that the sample article reviews are taken from another university and are longer (up to 750 words in length).
Important: Plagiarism is a very serious offence, and the University will punish students caught doing so. It is easy to avoid plagiarism. Make sure you use your own words when citing someone or a document, and then provide a reference. Or, you could directly quote the person, eg, according to Hoffman (2006:10-11), “……..”i.e. put in inverted commas. Never copy previous essays or other student essays, or lift entire sentences from the internet (Turnitin will easily detect this).
Note that its rare to have a 0% similarity report (eg direct quotes in inverted commas will come up as part of the similarity), but of course if your submission has a high similarity report, the marker will have to take a closer look to see if you have committed any plagiarism. If a large proportion (eg 30%) of your essay consists simply of quotes, you would be guilty of copying stuff without any critical analysis and may be investigated for plagiarism.
Required Readings:
*Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin, “America and the New Terrorism,” Survival, 42:1 (2000), 59-75
*David Rapoport, “The Four Waves of Rebel Terror and September 11,” Anthropoetics, 8:1 (2002)

*John Mearsheimer and Stephen M Walt, “An Unnecessary War,” Foreign Policy, 134 (2003), 50-59
Recommended Readings:
Charles Krauthammer, Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World (Washington: American Enterprise Institute, 2004)
*Isabelle Duyvesteyn, “How New is the New Terrorism?” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 27:5 (2004): 439-454
Bin Laden’s Fatwa
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, September 2002
National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, February 2003

Required Readings:
*David J. Kilcullen, “Countering Global Insurgency,” Journal of Strategic Studies, 28:4 (2005), 597-617
Andrew T. H. Tan, U.S. Strategy Against Global Terrorism: How it Evolved, Why it Failed, and Where it is Headed (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 117-137 (chapter 6) and 139-175 (chapter 7)
Andrea Elliott, “The Jihadist Next Door,” New York Times, 27 January 2010