A History of Terrorism

The United States, 9/11, and the War on Terror

Click here for the complete archives of Foreign Affairs.

 

Old as the middle ages, but as vicious as ever, terrorism is a tactic that leverages small, spectacular attacks to seize entire populations with fear. September 11 focused America's attention on radical Islam and the terrorist threat -- some even say too much.

 


Access to this entire collection is free for subscribers. Subscribe now and you’ll also receive the bonus of our new eBook —The Clash of Ideas: The Ideological Battles That Made the Modern World—And Will Shape the Future.