Terrorism is a phenomenon that is specifically associated with the 21st century, though it has a relation with history. It is an international framework of organized violence transcending state boundaries through suicide bombing, terrorist attacks, airplane crashes etc. The attacks of 9/11 were the landmark of the emergence of this phenomenon in a globalized world of modern era because they were completely different from all previous incidents of terror. Global terrorism has been linked with Islamic Jihadi Organizations and state sponsored terrorism since this catastrophic event. This theory has both its supporters and opponents. The opponents of this theory generally emphasize the limited role and infrastructure of these Jihadi organizations and object to exaggerated propaganda of the West, especially USA, whereas, the supporters of the theory consider global terrorism the biggest threat to global security. This article analyzes this global issue to explore its hidden complexities in relation to US counter terrorism strategy and Jihadi organizations.
The Arab Israel conflict remains one of the most considerable and complex dilemmas facing the international community. The enduring quarrel between Israelis and Arabs has directly and indirectly propagated many regional wars in the past five decades, jeopardized Western entrance to important oil resources in the Middle East, provided a good reason for increased militarization throughout the region, and caused a high amount of civilian deaths as a consequence of terrorism. On the other hand, Israeli-Palestinian (Arab) peace prospects are not very hopeful because the ongoing clashes frequently sabotage every peace settlement between the two nations which eventually affect regional peace. The issue holds a significant place in US foreign policy since its birth and White House has spawned serious efforts to create peace in the region. Apart from bringing peace to the region, Washington has its own reasons for involvement in Middle East such as access to the oil resources, economic interests, terrorism but the core problem plays a major role in US participation in the affairs of the region. Every US president from Truman to Obama has advocated many peace plans which even reached towards a settlement but at the end, proved to be futile. To determine the background for understanding the current situation, it is necessary to evaluate the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and probable solutions to end the controversy.