Why are Some Developed Countries Ranked High in the Global Terrorism Index?


The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is a comprehensive board of works that systematically ranks the nations of the world concerning their terrorist activities. Asymmetric warfare has heightened the threat of terrorism in a time of growing geopolitical complexity. Since September 11, 2001, the international community has faced the unequal spread of terrorism for more than 15 years. Western countries are historically connected with terrorism. The “old continent” of Western Europe, and more specifically France, during the “Reign of Terror” era of the French Revolution, is where the modern concept of terrorism first emerged. Historically the trends of the west’s terrorism are highly dominated by ideological and nationalist orientation.

– Aditi Chakrovorty is serving as Senior Research Associate at the KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA). Previously, she served as Research Associate at the East Asia Study Center (EASC), University of Dhaka.

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