Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on terrorism/counter-terrorism. For more information on specific regions, see Regional Resources.

These links complement the following USIP Special Reports:

  1. How Terrorism Ends
  2. Options for Prosecuting International Terrorists
  3. The Diplomacy of Counterterrorism: Lessons Learned, Ignored and Disputed
  4. Global Terrorism after the Iraq War
  5. Terrorism in the Horn of Africa
  6. www.terror.net: How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet
  7. Cyberterrorism: How Real Is the Threat?
  8. U.S.-China Cooperation on the Problem of Failing States and Transnational Threats
  9. Who Are the Insurgents? Sunni Arab Rebels in Iraq

These links also support the Teaching Guide on International Terrorism: Definitions, Causes and Responses produced by the Institute's Education Program.

General Resources

Government Agencies and International Organizations

Israel

  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    The home page of the web site features sections on terrorism and the Israeli response. A search on "terrorism" as a keyword yields, among other documents, the full text of addresses, speeches, and interviews of Israeli leaders, as well as United Nations Security Council and General Assembly resolutions on international terrorism.

United Kingdom

United Nations

United States

Political Organizations

  • Fateh Organization Website
    Fateh is the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the largest political party in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Founded as an armed group to battle Israel, the organization and its head, Yasser Arafat, have become leaders in the Palestinian community advocating a negotiated solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The organization's web site includes some items in English, such as editorials, statements, publications, and related links.
  • Palestinian National Authority (PNA)
    The Palestinian National Authority governs the Palestinian autonomous areas established under the Oslo Accords or Declaration of Principles of September 1993, and conducts international negotiations on behalf of Palestinians. This web site includes documents (reports, press releases, commentary and editorials), maps, and contains sections on the Peace Process, International Relations, Palestine and UN, On the Ground, Building the State, and Government. Links to the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Sinn Fein
    Sinn Fein is widely regarded to be the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was a party to the negotiations which resulted in the Good Friday Accords of April 1998. The party's web site describes Sinn Fein's objectives, includes official documents and press releases, links to documents on the peace talks, election information, related web sites and a political weekly newspaper An Phlobacht/Republican News.

Research Studies and Projects

Selected Documents and Publications

Updated: July 21, 2005

Latest Publications

Johnny Walsh on Election Season in Afghanistan

Johnny Walsh on Election Season in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

By: Johnny Walsh

As Afghans wait for official results from the parliamentary polls, Johnny Walsh says that the country is already entering “high political season” in preparation for the critical April 2019 presidential election. Although the Taliban continues to carry out high-profile attacks across the country, Walsh says that many Afghans are focused on the presidential polls and its implications for the peace process.

Democracy & Governance

Providing for the Common Defense

Providing for the Common Defense

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

By: National Defense Strategy Commission

The final report of the National Defense Strategy Commission is a compilation of the assessments of the National Defense Strategy and recommendations based on its analysis related not just to defense strategy, but also to the larger geopolitical environment in which that strategy must be executed. They consulted with civilian and military leaders in the Department of Defense, representatives of other U.S. government departments and agencies, allied diplomats and military officials, and independent experts.

Thomas Hill on Libya

Thomas Hill on Libya

Friday, November 9, 2018

By: Thomas M. Hill

Since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, successive U.S. administrations have watched Libya’s continuing collapse, mistakenly believing that the country’s unraveling threatens only Europe, says Thomas Hill. Ahead of the Palermo conference, which aims to find a solution to the crisis in Libya, Hill says that United States’ should play a more direct role in stabilizing the country.

Democracy & Governance; Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Libya’s Migrant Crisis Isn’t Just a European Problem

Libya’s Migrant Crisis Isn’t Just a European Problem

Friday, November 9, 2018

By: Thomas M. Hill; Emily Estelle

Next week, Italy will host an international conference intended to finally bring Libya’s bloody seven-year conflict toward resolution. Since the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, successive U.S. administrations have watched Libya’s continuing collapse, believing that the country’s unraveling threatens only Europe. This is a mistake.

Fragility & Resilience

Nigeria’s Worst Violence Is Not Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Worst Violence Is Not Boko Haram

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

By: Ena Dion; Isioma Kemakolam

As Nigeria works to stabilize from years of warfare in its north, the deadliest threat is not the Boko Haram extremist movement, but escalating battles between farming and herding communities over scarce land and water. Bloodshed has increased since January, as armed groups have attacked and...

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