Question : The directors of both M16 and MI5 have asked you to write a briefing paper suggesting recommendations as to how the threat posed by ISIS can be tackled at home and abroad. What advice would you give?
(a) Emphasise analysis rather than descriptive narrative;
(b) Clearly establish their aims in the introduction;
(c) Sustain a coherent argument based on evidence;
(d) Draw attention, where appropriate, to disputes between different analysts;
(e) Show evidence of broad reading and understanding of the resources used;
(f) End with a conclusion that brings key points together.
(g) Include a full bibliography and complete references and/or footnotes/endnotes
You are expected to use journal articles and appropriate websites in addition to books in your research. You are also encouraged to use primary source documentation such as policy statements or international treaty texts. Appropriate websites are those owned by reputable governmental or non-governmental organisations; use these for data and opinion as you would any other source: do not cut and paste material from websites and do not use them for opinion. All sources must be fully credited in the references of your briefing paper using footnotes and a bibliography.
Please use the following text and use some sources text, Journals and website at your disposal for the Briefing Paper.
Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst, eds., After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations (London: Polity, 2005)
Atran, S. (2006), “The Moral Logic and Growth of Suicide Terrorism”, The Washington Quarterly, Spring 2006.
Peter Bergen & K. Tiedemann, ‘The Almanac of Al Qaeda’, Foreign Policy, May/June 2010
Bergen, P., (2011) The Longest War: Inside the Enduring Conflict between America and Al- Qaeda since 9/11 (Free Press).
Brachman, Z., “Watching the Watchers: Al Qaeda’s Bold New Strategy”, Foreign Policy, November 2010.
D. Byman, ‘How to Handle Hamas: The Perils of Ignoring Gaza’s Leadership’, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2010, Vol. 89, No. 5
The National Intelligence Council, Global Trends: A Transformed World 2025 at https://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf
P. R. Neumann, “Negotiating with Terrorists”, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2007.
Patrick, Stewart, “Weak States and Global Threats: Fact or Fiction?”, The Washington Quarterly, (Spring 2006)
Reidel, Bruce, “Al Qaeda Strikes Back”, Foreign Affairs, (May/June 2007)
The Bibliography and reference should be done in alphabetical order.