Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Studies
Department or Program Chair
Alison Howard, MA
Gigi Gokcek, PhD
Throughout history we have seen drastic changes in methods for combating terrorism; however, as a society we have never been able to find an effective solution. In recent years we have seen countries use community based policing in an effort to fight terrorism at home; how would adopting community based policing efforts help or hurt countries throughout the Middle East in combating terrorism? I believe that implementing community based policing into these countries would drastically improve civilian and government relationships as well as hinder terrorists’ ability to recruit new member from these areas. I conduct a multi-case study then apply those models to the country of Yemen to simulate how the policies would affect the ability to combat Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula. For this, I compare community based policing in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel to get a better picture of which model would be most effective in the country of Yemen.
Kaehler, Maximilian, "Is Community Based Policing the Answer? Yemen’s Fight against AQAP" (2017). Senior Theses. 73.