Global Terrorism, 4th edition continues to provide students with the most comprehensive introduction to terrorism as a global phenomenon. It introduces students to history, politics, ideologies, and strategies of both contemporary and earlier terrorist groups. Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a distinctive aspect of terrorism and discusses a wide variety of detailed case studies from around the world. Although the focus is on the contemporary, the book also includes discussion of preceding terrorist groups. Building on the strengths of the first three editions, this edition includes new material on:

• Attacks by ISIS in Europe

• Unrest in Afghanistan and Pakistan

• Russia and Chechnya

• Violence in Iraq

• Decades of terrorism in Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and the Basque region of Spain

• Right wing terrorism in the United States


The unique combination of a genuinely historical focus and truly global coverage makes this an ideal introductory textbook for anyone interested in the study of terrorism.

chapter 3|30 pages

Strategy, Tactics, Weapons, and Targets

chapter 4|22 pages

State Sponsors and Supporters of Terrorism

chapter 5|38 pages

Religious Justification for Terrorism

chapter 6|26 pages

Ethnic and National Bases of Terrorism

chapter 7|30 pages

Terrorism and Ideologies of the Left

chapter 8|29 pages

Terrorism and Ideologies of the Right

chapter 9|27 pages

Terrorism and Multiple Motivations

chapter 11|40 pages

Countries with Multiple Crises of Terrorism

chapter 12|25 pages


chapter 13|9 pages

Terrorism: A Continuing Phenomenon