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Assignment Two

Exercise 2 Managers at your firm are very concerned about the influence of terrorism on its longterm strategy. To counter this issue, the CEO has indicated you must analyze the countries in which terrorism and political violence is minimal. As this will provide the basis for the development of future company facilities, a detailed analysis for these countries is required. Once completed, include recommendations which justify locating future operations to specific countries with little risk of terror activities. NOTE:

Exercise 2
The data can be accessed by searching for the term terrorism at http://globaledge.msu.edu/ResourceDesk/. AON Insurance and Risk Management Company is the only source in this search. You can download the 2011 Terror and Political Violence Map from the resources webpage after free registration. This resource is found under the global EDGE category Research: Rankings. Be sure to click on the Resource Desk link to search this area of the global EDGE website.

Introduction
The role of terrorism in everyday life is very clear. All these different factors from corruption and crime to creating damage to the socio-economic and political status of a country are all factors affecting the way terrorism affects the disruption of activities that have terrorism as their main central element. The idea of investing in the future and creating better levels of understanding and justifying these activities and trying to prevent them is the subject of this assignment.

What is Terrorism?
Even though we know what terrorism can bring to a country or a culture, we still might not know the definition of terrorism. Terrorism is the The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. This is the standard definition of terrorism. Many countries or for that matter many groups of people have utopian notions of a religiously or politically oriented nation such as Communism, Islamic Fundamentalism, and even more importantly Marxism. Experience has shown that countries with totalitarian regimes have a greater chance of analyzing and interpreting the different cycles of terrorism. Of course, terrorism means different things to different people (Pierre, 1976).

How can we deal with Terrorism at the International Level?


The first answer that comes into a persons mind is the use of force, the military, and or a combination of traditional and modern ways of conducting a military operation. Many governments especially the United States and other Western Countries deal with the idea of

terrorism at multiple levels. The more widespread that the problem of terrorism becomes, the more important and crucial are the role of international agencies all around the globe for antiterrorism activity. Whether this is in the Middle East or United States, a stable country should be free of terrorism and any violent activity that is intended for political and social purposes. It is also important to note that you cant really force a group of people or a country to think in a certain way if they dont want to.

How to Locate Countries That Are Free of Terrorism


There are a lot of countries around the world that are dealing with the idea of terrorism at both the national and international level. However, experience and facts show that the less ideological and more active countries that both economically and politically are in motion have less chances of terrorism. So for CEO who is trying to decide where to invest in the world, the idea of capturing a system for implementing anti-terrorism activity is important to note.

The International Investment Regime


Since there are many opportunities at the international level, the political and global investment regime is to some extent an interpretation of a way of life. The concept of FDI or foreign direct investment and the concept that the whole structure of the economy depends heavily on the security and perseverance of the country based on its safety standards can have important implications for such a dialogue. The safer a country and the lower the level of terrorism, the more the country experiences FDI. Now that all the points have been said, lets conclude with some already said points!

Conclusion
So we know what terrorism means, we know why and where it comes from (based on what was discussed in class), and finally the process of how terrorism affects the international investment regime can all be considered important elements of what we discussed in this paper. However, at the international level terrorism highly affects the process of foreign direct investment and the economic & political well-being of a country. So with the help of international corporations, NGOs, anti-terrorism government agencies, and the western & international agencies, terrorism can become an issue and a problem of the past.

Reference
Pierre, A. (1976). URBAN TERRORISM: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND RESPONSE. Foreign Affairs, 55(1), 217.