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German Baader Meinhof Film Nominated for Prize

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Hollywood hip meets radical chic in this year's Golden Globe nominee for best foreign film, The Baader-Meinhof Complex . Hopefully, the film will be released in the United States soon. In the meantime, explore the history behind it.

Global Terrorism Spotlight10

Obama's Advisers

President Obama will make decisions about national security, international terrorism, and efforts initiated under the flag of the "war on terror" with the help of a team of military, intelligence and diplomatic advisers.

Leon Panetta - Profile of Leon Panetta, CIA Director

Leon Panetta, a longtime denizen of US politics and policy worlds, is the director of the CIA in the Obama Administration

Al Shabab (Somalia)

Al Shabab is a militant Islamist group in Somalia.

Yasir Arafat

Profile of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat

Now that the "War on Terror" is Out

The Global War on Terror, the governing theory of terrorism and foreign policy lens of the Bush era, has evolved into the concept of a global Islamic insurgency

Guide to the Iraq War

The Iraq War was promoted by the Bush Administration as a key front in the Global War on Terrorism. Obama came to power in part on his promise to end the Iraq War. Find the history of key war events and themes here, as they relate to the war on terror and terrorism.


The concept of narcoterrorism has evolved since it was folded into the war on terror.

Rape as Terrorism

Activists, journalists and other longtime observers of conflict zones have begun to label systematic rape a form of terrorism in the ongoing hostilities in the

War in Afghanistan

Nearly a decade after it began, the war in Afghanistan is considered the United States most pressing military challenge. This guide to the war in Afghanistan gives background to the war and its actors.


Narcoterrorism has been used to describe terrorist acts by drug traffickers and the use of drug trafficking by armed groups to support their activities.

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