Terrorism Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Terrorism.

  • 10 Student Essays
  • 16 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (16)

1,110 words, approx. 4 pages
Terrorism and Drugs The term narcoterrorism has entered the popular lexicon as a shorthand to refer to the complex relationship between the illicit drug trade and terrorism. The term, however, has oft... Read more
1,175 words, approx. 4 pages
Terrorism and Drugs Narcoterrorism is shorthand for the close ties that exist between illegal narcotics and terrorists. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) uses the term to refer to situati... Read more
1,050 words, approx. 4 pages
Terrorism, Fears Of Terrorism, the unpredictable and apparently random use of violence against civilians and governments to create fear and to disrupt society, has been used for centuries as a means t... Read more
8,123 words, approx. 28 pages
Threats of Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century The Conflict The ways in which terrorist groups operate have changed significantly in the late 1980s and 1990s, creating new challenges for security ag... Read more
7,977 words, approx. 27 pages
Financing Terrorism: Money for the Cause The Conflict Measures to deprive terrorists of their funding must be part of any effort to counter the threat of terrorism. This endeavor is complicated by fin... Read more
7,991 words, approx. 27 pages
Fighting Terrorism with Force The Conflict The "standard" anti-terror response, honed during the era of aircraft hijacking, and hostage taking, was to calm the situation and negotiate for hostage rele... Read more
3,148 words, approx. 11 pages
Terrorism Terrorism became an issue of worldwide concern in the last third of the twentieth century. Terrorist tactics were not new; they had been used for centuries before being defined as terrorism.... Read more
4,350 words, approx. 15 pages
Terrorism Terrorism was first used to define a systematic policy of violence during the French Revolution and has since undergone important transformations that have been topics of both scientific inv... Read more
3,416 words, approx. 12 pages
Terrorism and Science When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was proposed in 2002, President George W. Bush (b. 1946) noted that "in the war against terrorism, America's vas... Read more
3,672 words, approx. 13 pages
Terrorism Terrorism, whether practiced by states, substate groups, or individuals, is found throughout human history. Most historical accounts, however, focus on what they take to be forms of terroris... Read more
3,439 words, approx. 12 pages
Terrorism Introduction Terrorism as a form of war has gained popularity among rebels, anarchists, and radical religious groups in the past fifty years. Though hardly a new form of warfare, it has take... Read more
1,856 words, approx. 7 pages
Terrorism Terrorism, as defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is "the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civ... Read more
57,866 words, approx. 193 pages
“Small groups of terrorists can do tremendous damage.... That is really the essence of terrorism—to intimidate and influence a far wider audience.” —Philip Wilcox, former co... Read more
52,166 words, approx. 174 pages
“A [new] intelligence structure is urgently needed if we are going to avoid another tragedy like September 11.” Bill Gertz, author of Breakdown: How America’s Intelligence Failures ... Read more
56,620 words, approx. 189 pages
The definition of terrorism lies in the gray area that exists between crime and war, although experts disagree as to its approximate location. Some professionals who have spent their careers closely f... Read more
41,460 words, approx. 139 pages
Perhaps the most controversial issue surrounding terrorism is how governments should respond to it. This controversy stems from the dual nature of terrorism—it has both criminal and military asp... Read more
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