History of Terrorism
History of Terrorism--A Guide to the History of Terrorism
What is--and isn't--terrorism? This history of terrorism defines the term and explains its evolution from the First Century to the Twenty-First.
History of Terrorism: Anarchism and Anarchist Terrorism
The late 19th century political idea anarchism inspired political violence that was called Anarchist terrorism. Learn more about this moment in the history of terrorism.
History of Terrorism: Where Did Left Wing Terrorism Go?
The history of terrorism is often described as coming in waves. But can it be that the last wave, left wing terrorism, simply disappeared before religiously inspired terrorism took its place?
Terrorism Research--a Research Guide to Terrorism Research
This research guide to terrorism research on the Web offers students (and their teachers) tips for making the most of the Internet to find good research, and questions to ask when evaluating research materials.
Al Qaeda and the 11th Century Assassins
Comparisons between 11th Century Assassins and todays followers of bin Laden produce surprising results.
Russia war with Chechnya: A Timeline of Russia, Chechnya and Terrorism
By 2008, the Russian war with Chechnya appeared to be over. But its legacy will probably go on, as Chechen separatism, sporadic terrorist attacks and spillover into nearby republics continues. In this timeline, find facts about Russia, the War in Chechnya and Terrorism
1968 PFLP Hijacking of El Al Flight
In 1968, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked its first plane, inaugurating international terrorism.
1975: Moluccan Hijackings, Terrorism in the Netherlands
Terrorism in the Netherlands was introduced in the 1970s, when second generation Moluccans in Holland grew discontent with Dutch apathy about the former colonial wards' status and lack of an independent state.
1988: Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing, Libyan Convictions
The 1998 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland was the largest attack on U.S. civilians up to that date. Libya later took responsibility, but questions over who was really responsible live on.
2002 Bali Bombings –- Bali Resort Bombings the Deadliest Ever
The Bali resort island suffered Indonesia's deadliest terrorist attack in 2002
Notable Attack: Oklahoma City Bombing
Timothy McVeigh's 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing is considered the worst incident of domestic terrorism in American history. About Guide Jennifer Rosenberg explains McVeigh's motivations.
Notable Attack: 9/11
9/11 may later be remembered as the most notable terrorist attack in history. This collaboratively produced timeline records the day, beginning with a newspaper delivery driver's observations of something suspicious at 3:40 that morning.
World responses to 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
The world press responded to the shocking news of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing in strong terms. Read here how the foreign press interpreted the event.
Notable Attack: Japanese Cult Aum Shinrikyo
Japanese religious cult Aum Shinrikyo made headlines on March 20, 1995 when it attacked a Tokyo subway with sarin gas. This well-informed as well as gripping article tells the story of the attack.
Terrorism's Early History
The pre-modern history of terrorism from Assasins and Zealots to 19th Century Revolutionaries