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The Approach of the Bush and Obama Administration to Fighting Terrorism in Afghanistan
Mikšovská, Kristýna ; Hornát, Jan (advisor) ; Raška, Francis (referee)
The Bachelor's thesis deals with the changes of the U.S. counterterrorism strategy during the presidency of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The main purpose is to compare the pre-emption strategy with the diplomatic one, regarding the fight against terrorism. After the 11/9/2001 attacks, the threat of terrorism became the number one priority to all U.S. federal institutions responsible for ensuring security. The terrorist organization responsible for the events of 9/11 was Al-Qaeda, therefore it's activity is main subject for this analysis. Since then, the American counterterrorism strategy went through major changes and during the analysed period it went through further development. The text records mainly the period of 2001 - 2015. The main sources are doctrinal documents published frequently by each administration, and legislation released as a response to 9/11. The conclusion tries to evaluate, which part or parts of counter-terrorism strategy of each president were different from their rhetoric and whose approach was more convenient. Keywords counterterrorism, president, Bush, Obama, Afghanistan, security, threat, Al- Qaeda
Analysis of the effectivness of leadership decapitation: the case of Caucasus Emirate
Leškovská, Ludmila ; Aslan, Emil (advisor) ; Horák, Slavomír (referee)
This bachelor thesis tries to analyze the effectiveness of the counterterrorism strategy of leadership decapitation in the Caucasus Emirate terrorist group. This strategy gained the attention of academia and policy makes mainly after the 9/11 attacks and the Israeli counterterrorism campaign during the second intifada. Governments are spending a major amount of finances and effort to capture or kill the leaders of terrorist groups; however the effectiveness of this approach is increasingly being questioned. The goal of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of the leadership decapitation strategy used by the Russian security forces against the Caucasus Emirate terrorist organization. The first part of this paper is presenting the current academic discussion on the leadership decapitation strategy. The second empirical part of this paper is analyzing the Caucasus Emirate organization and using gathered data to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy.
Basque terrorist organization ETA - its activity since 2004, tactics, internal structure and future perspectives of development
Hašková, Adéla ; Charvát, Jan (advisor) ; Šušlíková, Lada (referee)
The master thesis "Basque terrorist organization ETA - its activity since 2004, tactics, internal structure and future perspectives of development" deals with the analysis of development of the Basque terrorist organization ETA after 2004, when the islamic fundamentalists attacked Madrid. The first part of this thesis briefly presents basic theoretical principles of terrorism. The second part is focused on the history of ETA and its development from the very beginning till the year 2004. The third and the main part analyses the current development of ETA and the modification of its structure and strategy and also the counter- terrorist provisions, which have been taken by the Spanish state in order to paralyse the organization. All kinds of aspects which had and still have an influence on this issue had been taken into account - the changes of the internal structure of ETA and its financing, the changes in legislation or the changes in security forces strategy. A special chapter concentrates on the analysis of the strategic importance of ceasefire and the negotiations with the government.
Comparison of counter-terrorism strategies of the USA and the EU
Krajňáková, Kristýna ; Matějka, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
The thesis focuses on comparison of strategies of the USA and the EU in the fight against global terrorism, thus since terrorist attacks committed on 11 September 2001. The aim of the thesis is to assess which one of the strategies offers more suitable longterm counter-terrorism tool. Confrontation of the strategies with current development of global terrorism is included to help to assess strengths and weaknesses of the strategies.
Countering international terrorism at the beginning of the 21st century: a comparison of the European Union and the United States’ policy
Janatka, Květoslav ; Matějka, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Dubský, Zbyněk (referee)
The thesis deals with transnational islamist terrorism and with the policy of the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) in countering the threat. It is assumed that it is the EU's policy that is more relevant given the recent evolution of the threat. The assumption is subsequently tested throughout the paper. In the opening part, the focus is on the international, or transnational, islamist terrorism, in particular its root causes, ideological background and organizational forms. Second chapter is devoted to the EU's counterterrorism policy, first from the institutional point of view, as that has obvious implications for the formulation and implementation of policy. Then, the prevailing perceptions of terrorism, basic tenets of strategy and some concrete measures are analyzed. The chapter dealing with the U.S. policy is structured analogously, even if the institutional aspects are omitted due to the obvious absence of EU-specific problems. Chapter four provides a comparison of both actors' policies, followed up by the fifth, final, chapter, with some concluding remarks. Most importantly, the initial assumption is assessed as valid, i.e., the European Union counterterrorism policy is found to be more relevant than that of the United States.

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