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Please carefully read the GST 6300 document as this is the complete instruction of the essay. There is a hypothetical scenario that essay is build on. Make sure you understand it well.
This assignment requires frequent reference to in class readings. All of the documents that are attached besides GST 6300 are the readings for the class. I will be adding extra readings as they get posted. The books that are being used for this class are following: 1) Title: The Rise & Fall of Al Qaeda
Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014 (reprint) ISBN: 9780199974689
3) Title: Deadly Connections
Author: Daniel Byman
Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007 ISBN: 9780521548687
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS)
1. Global Knowledge
2) Title: Cutting the Fuse
Authors: R. Pape & J. Feldman Publisher: Univ. Chicago Press, 2012 ISBN: 9780226645650
4) Title: Decoding the New Taliban Author: A. Guistozzi
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012 ISBN: 9780199326938
You are not required to use information from those textbooks but it is advised that you do if possible. Citation requires two books and more detailed information is in GST 6300.
below is more material:
Students only are required to watch from 05:00-50:00 (although the Q&A afterwards proves incredibly instructive and compelling).
***STUDENTS ONLY ARE REQUIRED TO READ THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: Introduction: Life After Death; Chapter 1: The Rise of Al-Qaeda; Chapter 2: The Growing Rift; Chapter 3: A Success & A Miscalculation; Chapter 4: Decline & Fall***
PLEASE NOTE: Chapter 5: Legacies & Aftershocks and Conclusion: Down to Size are OPTIONAL.