Globalization of Violence and Terror*
Ali Asghar Kazemi
Almost 8 years ago I wr0te and published a piece under the title of “Art of Living in Terror.” In those days terror and violence were not as much widespread as it is today. Of course September 11, 2001 attack on the United States had already set an unprecedented horrible record that changed the scope, magnitude and perception of terror. America was the main victim of that terror and Moslem extremists were considered to the principal culprit. Gradually the targets of attacks spread all over the world and developed and underdeveloped countries equally became subjects of terror and violence.
Recent terrorist attack in Paris, which was also shocking in its kind, set another exceptional example as to how cold-blooded criminals dare to target and kill people selectively. If we ask how this carnage could be prevented unfortunately no practical answer comes to mind. This means that people alike states are really helpless before terror and violence in similar conditions.
* Ali Asghar Kazemi is professor of Law and -International Relations in Tehran-Iran. Students, researchers, academic institutions, media or any party interested in using all or parts of this article are welcomed to do so with the condition of giving full attribution to the author and the Middle East Academic Forum. ©All Copy Rights Reserved.