- Book by John Horgan and Tore Bjorgo, Leaving Terrorism Behind
- Militant Ideology Atlas, by Will McCants, Jarret Brachman, et al.
- Globalization of Martydom, by Assaf Moghadam
- Handbook of Defence Politics, by Ike Wilson and James Forest
- Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice, by Jarret Brachman
- Teaching Terror, by James Forest
- Book: The Sunni-Shia Conflict: Understanding Sectarian Violence in the Middle East, by Nathan Gonzalez
- Glossary on the Middle East, by Nathan Gonzalez
- Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in al-Qaida from 1989-2006 (October 2007)
- The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia by Thomas Hegghammer, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (Feb. 25, 2010)
- Al Qaeda Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat: Hypoe or Reality? by Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (Jan. 25, 2010)
- The Role of the Military in Combating Violent Extremism, (Congressional testimony before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee) by James Forest, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (Mar. 10, 2010)
- Data Sources for the Study of Terrorism
- Influence Warfare, by James Forest
- Jihadi After Action Report: Syria, by Stephen Ulph
- Al-Qaida's Spymaster Analyzes U.S. Intelligence, by Brian Fishman
- Paradigmatic Jihadi Movements, by David Cook
- Letter to Zarqawi from Senior Al Qaida Leader Atiyah
- High-Tech Terror: Al-Qaida's Use of New Technology, by Jarret Brachman
- After Zarqawi: The Dilemmas and Future of al-Qa`ida in
, by Brian Fishman Iraq
- A Deafening Silence: Hizballah After the American Invasion of
Iraq , by Richard Wrona
- Annotated Bibliography of Research on Terrorism and Counterterrorism
New Books Published in the Praeger Security International Series:
- Inside Terrorism (revised and expended edition), by Bruce Hoffman
- Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf: Framing U.S. Energy and Security Policies for the Gulf of Guinea, by James Forest and Matt Sousa
- Homeland Security: Protecting America's Targets, by James Forest
- The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes, by James Forest
- Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations (Sept. 2005)
- Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives (3 volumes, edited by James Forest)
Other Recent Publications of note:
- Combating Terrorism: The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness (CRS, March 2007)
- Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies, by Brian Jackson, Peter Chalk, et al. (RAND)
- Negotiating the Impossible? The Beslan Hostage Crisis, by Adam Dolnik (RUSI)
- Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States, 2007 (Congressional Hearings)
- General David Petraeus, MNF-I Press Conference on Security Operations
- Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences (RAND)
- Islamist Terrorism in Northwestern Africa (Washington Institute)
- Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 1, The Global Jihadist Movement (RAND)
- Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe (RAND)
- On "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research
- Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves, by Brian
- Maritime Terrorism, by Michael Greenberg, et al.
- Iraq Study Group Report (December 2006)
- Mecca Declaration of Oct. 21, 2006
- Recruitment of Islamist Terrorists in Europe
- Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 1: Organizational Learning in Terrorist Groups (PDF)
- Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 2: Case Studies (PDF)
- Biodefense for the 21st Century
- Female Suicide Bombers, by Debra Zedalis
- C.J. Chivers, "The School: The inside story of the 2004 attack in Beslan," Esquire 145, Issue 6 (June 2006)
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- National Security Strategy, 2010
- National Strategy for Homeland Security, 2007
- U.S. National Strategy for Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication (May, 2007)
- National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, 2006
- National Security Strategy of the United States, 2006
- Presidential Decision Directives re: National Security and Homeland Security
- The National Strategy for Combating Terrorism (2003)
- The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America (October, 2005)
- The National Defense Strategy of the United States (March 2005)
- The National Military Strategy of the United States (March 2005)
- The National Strategy for Homeland Security
- The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
- The National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructure
- The National Security Strategy of the United States of America September 2002
- The National Security Strategy of the United States of America September 1999
- Terrorist Financing Rewards Program (U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
Official U.S. listing of terrorists and their supporters
- Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) & Blocked Persons List (U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
- Sanctions Program and Country Summaries (U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
- Terrorists [.pdf]
- 2003 Annual U.S. State Department Report, Patterns of Global Terrorism (April 2004)
- 2002 Annual U.S. State Department Report, Patterns of Global Terrorism (April 2003)
- The Homeland Security Act Of 2002 [.pdf]
- NEW: RAND has republished its 1962 review of a symposium held on counterinsurgency. It's a classic in the field: http://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/2006/R412-1.pdf
- In Their Own Words: Reading the Iraqi Insurgency (ICG, Feb. 2006)
- Terror Online: A Special Report
- Antiterrorism Advisory Council Newsletter
- Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States
(Congressional testimony, February 16, 2005)
- Combating Terrorism: Implications for the Security Sector (PDF)
- WMD Commission Report
- A Case Study on the Aum Shinrikyo. Senate Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Global Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Staff Statement 31
- Human Security Report
- The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9-11 Commission) released its complete report on July 22nd. It is the product of over a year of the commission's findings, 585 pages in length.
- Terror.net: How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet, by Gabriel Weimann
- Cybersecurity: Getting it Right, by Daniel Wolf, U.S. National Security Agency
- Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (July 2003)
"This report (available as both S. Rept. 107-351 and H. Rept. 107-792) consists of 832 pages that presents the joint inquiry’s findings and conclusions, an accompanying narrative, and a series of recommendations."
- Counterterrorism Intelligence Capabilities and Performance Prior to 9-11
Report by Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- CONPLAN: United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan
- Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security, by the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age (December, 2003)
- Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age, by the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age (October, 2002)
- Uncloaking Terrorist Networks, by Valdis E. Krebs (2002)
- The Network of Terrorism (U.S. Dept. of State)
"A summary of what is known about the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their connection to Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network. The site also links bin Laden and al Qaeda to previous attacks on American lives; summarizes the oppressive conditions of life under the Taliban regime; provides a sampling of opinion from the Islamic world; and describes American humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. A photo gallery documents the unforgettable horror of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."
- Project Megiddo: An FBI Strategic Assessment of the Potential for Domestic Terrorism [.pdf]
- U.S. General Accounting Office Reports
Library of Congress - Federal Research Division - Terrorism Studies
- CRS Reports on Terrorism
- Bibliography of Future Trends in Terrorism
- Media Interactions with the Public in Emergency Situations: Four Case Studies
- The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
- Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors
- Terrorism and Organized Crime in the TriBorder Region of Latin America
- Terrorism, the Future, and U.S. Foreign Policy
George Washington University - The National Security Archive
- Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction (December 2002)
Electronic Briefing Book No. 80
- The September 11th Sourcebooks
- Terrorism and U.S. Policy (September 21, 2001)
Social Science Research Council
- After September 11th Essays - In the days following September 11, the SSRC asked social scientists from around the world to contribute essays to a website called "After September 11." Sections include essays on globalization, fundamentalism, competing narrative, building peace, and terrorism and democratic values.
War Against Terror (A CNN Special Report)
- Bloom, Mia. Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
- Combs, Cindy C. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century (4th edition). Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005.
- Forest, James J.F., ed. The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2005
- Forest, James J.F., ed. Teaching Terror: Strategic and Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
- Gunaratna, Rohan. Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. New York: Colombia University Press, 2002.
- Horgan, John. The Psychology of Terrorism. London: Frank Cass, 2005.
- Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
- Rapoport, David C. Inside Terrorist Organizations. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2001.
- Reich, Walter. Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States of Mind. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1998.
- Silke, Andrew. (Ed.). Research on Terrorism: Trends, Achievements and Failures. London : Frank Cass, 2004
- Silke, Andrew. (Ed.). Terrorists, Victims and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and Its Consequences. Chichester: Wiley, 2003
- Sofaer, Abraham, ed. The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution.
- Bisher, James. White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian. Routledge, 2005
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The Concept and Practice of Jihad in Islam, by Michael Knapp
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Articles:
- Promoting Democracy and Fighting Terror
By Tom Carothers
Reprinted by permission of Foreign Affairs (January/February 2003)
- Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction (June 2002)
"...provides the most comprehensive assessment available on the dangers nations face today from weapons of mass destruction, and the successes and failures of international nonproliferation efforts."
Available online: Chapter One: Global Trends ; Chapter Sixteen: Iraq.
By Joseph Cirincione with Jon B. Wolfsthal and Miriam Rajkumar
- Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism
Proliferation Brief, October 1, 2002
"On September 24, 2002, Rose Gottemoeller testified before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform on 'Combating Terrorism: Preventing Nuclear Terrorism.' The following is taken from her testimony."
- America's Anti-Terrorist Campaign and Russia's Choice
By Dmitri Trenin, September 19, 2001.
- The Roots of Terrorism, and a Strategy Against It
By Anatol Lieven
Published in Prospect magazine (London), Issue 68, October 2001
- U.S. Proliferation Policy and the Campaign Against Terror
By Lee Feinstein
"Why do they hate us?"
Article in the Christian Science Monitor by Peter Ford, September 27, 2001
- Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An Annotated Bibliography, by James JF Forest, Combating Terrorism Center, USMA, West Point
- Iraq Wars Bibliography
- The Economics of Terrorism: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled by Professor V.L. Elliott and Students of the Joint Military Intelligence College
- A Chronological Listing of Some Publications on Instability, Internal War and Terrorism from Economics with Selected References from Other Social Science Disciplines
by V.L. Elliott, Joint Military Intelligence College
- The Coast Guard and National Security: A Bibliography
- Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism & the Attacks of September 11, 2001 - U.S. Government Information, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries
- Center for Terrorism Studies (Maxwell AF Base), Conflict 21 New and Reference Bibliography
- USAF Counterproliferation Center, Global War on Terror Bibliography
- University of Texas at Arlington, Bibliography on Terrorism and Homeland Security Research Resources
- Al Qaeda Training Manual
"The attached manual was located by the Manchester (England) Metropolitan Police during a search of an Al Qaeda member's home. The manual was found in a computer file described as 'the military series' related to the 'Declaration of Jihad.' The manual was translated into English and was introduced earlier this year at the embassy bombing trial in New York."
- SOSIG : Social Science Information Gateway
- President Bush's 2002 Speech at West Point
- US State Department Terrorism Info
- Terrorist Group Profiles
- Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
- CNN In-Depth Special: Middle East
Central Asia: Terrorism, Religious Extremism and Regional Stability
Testimony by Martha Brill Olcott, before the U. S. House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, October 23, 2003.
- "Foreign Policy in the Age of Terrorism" (31 October 2001) [.pdf]
By Henry Kissinger
Transcript of the 2001 Ruttenberg Lecture
- Terrorism: Questions & Answers (Council on Foreign Relations)
- Bin Laden and the Balkans: The Politics of Anti-Terrorism (11 November 2001) [.pdf]
- The Worldwide Threat in 2000: Global Realities of Our National Security
Statement by Director of Central Intelligence, George J. Tenet, before Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 21, 2000
- Gallup Poll report: Terrorism and US Foreign Policy Results [.pdf]
"Attitudes to Terrorism and US Foreign Policy released for the Anniversary of 9/11"
- The G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction
- Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (Library) (MIPT)
- Monterey Center for Nonproliferation Studies publications
- Homeland Security Digital Library at the Naval Postgraduate School
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