Special Report

What Is Terrorism?

Hardly a week goes by without another act of terror making headlines somewhere. Is there a way to make sense of something that for most of us seems so irrational?

When Terror Reigns

Gina Stepp

Terrorism is nothing new. Yet a meaningful definition remains elusive, understanding the issues is a challenge, and a lasting solution seems more than we can hope for. Are there answers?

The Making of a Terrorist

The Making of a Terrorist

Gina Stepp

Psychologists and policymakers alike are trying to understand what makes a terrorist. How does one stop the assembly line?

Insight: Turning Points

Turning Points

David Hulme

September 11, 2001—”Nothing will ever be the same again.”

9/11: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

9/11: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

Even before September 11, 2001, terrorism was a fact of life for much of the world. Must we accept that it will always be that way?

Nuclear Terrorism: A Very Real Threat

Nuclear Terrorism: A Very Real Threat

Bill Butler

Although the potential for terrorism is not the only drawback of nuclear weapons, most experts agree that it poses the greatest world threat.