Instability in the Middle East and the Continuing Terrorist Threat

Instability in the Middle East and the Continuing Terrorist Threat

Instability in the Middle East and the Continuing Terrorist Threat

In a 4- to 6-page paper, analyze the current policies of at least three Middle Eastern countries as related to terrorism. Provide a historical context that describes the evolution of Islamic extremism and global jihad. Analyze the relationship between this evolution and current Middle Eastern policies. In addition, assess the impact of these policies as related to counterterrorism efforts of the United States.

Use at least two credible sources beyond the assigned reading and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of each source. You may consult the Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations and references in APA style.

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Reading and Resources

The following articles are available from the Purdue Global Library:

Adubisi, A. (2018). Counter-terrorism in Saudi Arabia: Going around in circles and hidden agendas. Wisconsin International Law Journal 35(3), 485–514.

Salem, P. (2016). Navigating a turbulent Middle East: Priorities for the next president. The Middle East Journal, 70(4), 657–665.

Siddiqa, A. (2011). Pakistan’s counterterrorism strategy: Separating friends from enemies. Washington Quarterly34(1), 149.

Voller, Y. (2015). From periphery to the moderates: Israeli identity and foreign policy in the Middle East. Political Science Quarterly130(3), 505.


The following resources are available online:

Lilli, E. (2015). The Arab Awakening and US counterterrorism in the Greater Middle East: A missed opportunityJournal of Terrorism Research, 6(2). Retrieved from

Qaraman, H. (2017). The impacts of Iraq’s invasion on the politics in the Middle EastInternational Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies3(1), 46–53. Retrieved from


Jenkins, B. (2017, July 7). Middle East turmoil and the continuing terrorist threat — Still no easy solutions. The RAND Corporation. Retrieved from

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