Synopses & Reviews
Drawing directly on the words and ideas of terrorists themselves, this book is a fresh examination of patterns, current trends and future threats in terrorism world-wide. Terrorism Today explores the ideology and psychology, the politics and policies, the strategies and operations, of many active small groups and major insurgencies. The terrorist leader emerges from these pages as a calculating, innovative and often well-educated person whose use of violence against the innocent is calibrated for maximum effects. The final chapter is a broad and searching discussion of the problems of counterterrorism, and it makes important recommendations. There are shelves of books about terrorism; but very few are so up to date or so useful for understanding current events and contemporary international relations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -299) and index.