Topic: Security challenges, terrorism
7) The recent attacks in Sri Lanka underline the many shortcomings in the concept of a global War on Terror. Elucidate(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights how the recent brutal attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, for which the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, have reignited discussion on the global ‘War on Terror’.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must evaluate the global efforts for war on terror. The question aims to bring out the shortcoming of such an effort that is leading to continued incidences of such terror attacks across the globe.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines narrate the background – highlight the recent incidence of terror attack in Sri Lanka.
The answer must elucidate upon what is Global War on Terrorism?
What are its shortcomings? Why is it failing to address the issue of terrorism? – discuss the issue of religious terrorism, use the case study of recent terror attack that Sri lanka witnessed. Discuss how global efforts have failed to address the issue. Suggest what needs to be done to overcome the issue and address the menace of global terrorism.
Conclude with what should be the way forward.