This course presents an historical assessment of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) from the perspective of its major participants: militant Sunni Islamist jihadists, especially the Al-Qaeda network, and the nation states that oppose them, particularly the United States and its allies. The course concludes by analyzing the current state and future of Islamist jihad and the GWOT. Some knowledge of 20th century US/World history desirable, but not mandatory. Modern, Transregional. PREREQUISITE: Students registering for this course must be Seniors or upper level Juniors. Knowledge of foreign affairs is helpful.