Terrorist organizations theoretically informed analysis

Select three (3) or four (4) terrorist groups that share similarities in organizational structure, resources, methods, and/or patterns of violence.

Research and prepare a comparative case study analysis in which you:

1. Describe each group’s origins, structure, leadership, motivations, and goals.

2. Assess the threat each group poses and comment on the effectiveness of the policies by governments to combat them.

3. Answer the following question(s): Despite the variances in each terrorist group and the government’s strategies to combat them, can the case studies you have chosen be understood within a single theoretical framework? Why or why not? How would a single theoretical framework look? Is there an underlying pattern of terrorist violence in the cases you have selected?

4. Based on what you found in your research, what topics concerning these groups need further research?