Technology and the Rise of Global Terrorism

  • 2016

Technology and the Rise of Global Terrorism

Author:
Monie Phillips
Abstract:

This paper provides a perspective how advanced technology has provided international terrorist organizations the ability to circumvent law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community. Additionally, it also examines how international terrorists have become extremely reliant on advanced technology to communicate rather than personal meetings to radicalize sympathizers, recruit new members, and coordinate attacks. Conversely, this paper illustrates how technology has assisted law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community in monitoring, targeting, and eliminating international terrorist members throughout the world. Finally, this paper also discusses how international institutions such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are unprepared to defeat international terrorism.