CHAPTER 2

The Cost of Terrorism Keeps on Rising

Korea Times, December 2015

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The recent attacks in Paris by the Islamic State (ISIS) have again turned the spotlight onto terrorism. The IS, which emerged from Iraq and has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria, is also threatening Europe and other regions. The invocation of terrorism has never gone away regionally, with almost daily reports of killings, bombs, and suicide ­missions. But now terrorism has become ubiquitous, and reaches nations which typically resolve conflicts through peaceful means. Since 2001, apart from many local killings, there have been separate large-scale attacks on the ...

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