Bureau of Counterterrorism
Under the State Department, “the primary mission of the Bureau of Counterterrorism is to forge partnerships with non-state actors, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to advance the counterterrorism objectives and national security of the United States.” The site includes annual country reports on terrorism, a list of state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist designation lists, as well as archives dating back to 1993.
From the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this site includes preparing
for acts of terrorism and what to do after an act of terrorism has
Involvement in the Fight Against International Terrorism
Information about terrorist attacks (includes Arabic and British version
both in English), the financing of terrorism and Interpol’s resolutions
This PBS site examines the attack on 9/11 and focuses on the rise
of radical Islam in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Office of the Coordinator
An annual review of terrorist activities around the world, arranged
geographically and including “Background Information on Terrorist
Groups” from the U.S. State Department.
Peace & Security/Creating a More Stable World
Comprehensive coverage of the U.S. government response to terrorism
around the world from the U.S. State Department. Includes in-depth
information on U.S. Embassy bombings, the Lockerbie Trial and the
attack on the USS Cole.
RAND Topics - Terrorism
This site features reports, commentary, research briefs, and videos about terrorism. RAND also maintains a Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents which includes attacks from 1972 through 2009. The RAND Corporation is a nonpartisan global organization whose mission is “to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.”
Internet Resources: Terrorism
Selected by Library of Congress subject experts, this site provides
a lengthy list of links to terrorism information including Al Qaeda,
Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the war in Afghanistan.
From PBS, this site explores the first U.S. war on terrorism during
the Reagan years (1980s) including an overview of the rise of Islamic
terrorist groups. Includes a special section about Osama bin Laden.
Terrorism: Questions & Answers
From the Council on Foreign Relations, this site provides current information on a variety of issues related to terrorism. Use the Table of Contents box on left or the Refine boxes at the top to do an advanced search.
UN Action to Counter Terrorism
This site compiles background information and documents pertaining to the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Includes key documents and media information, including press releases.
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