Patterns of Global Terrorism 1985-2004, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Anna Sabasteanski
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  • ISBN-10: 0977015939
  • ISBN-13: 9780977015931
  • DDC: 303.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1079 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released April 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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These important documents have a dramatic history themselves. In the aftermath of 9/11 and the U.S. government's efforts to understand and combat terrorism, the annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report became a political football. The statistical data on terrorist incidents around the world were incorrectly reported in the 2003 report, and then corrected: here.

In April 2005, the U.S. Department of State announced that it would no longer publish the reports. A blogger and security specialist, Larry C. Johnson, announced that the government was suppressing the report because it showed clearly that the war on terror wasn't working: significant incidents of terrorism in 2004 were the highest ever recorded, and loss of life in 2004 was the second highest in 35 years (2001 continues to be the highest). Berkshire's Patterns of Global Terrorism 1985-2004: U.S. Department of State Documents and Supplementary Material, With Updated 2004 Reports is arranged in a user-friendly format replete with tables, graphs, and illustrative material -- much of it from the original reports but with additional material developed by Berkshire and its editors (and clearly indicated as additional content). This reference set will be an essential resource for every college, school, and public library. A full, comprehensive index will guide readers, and summary definitions, chronologies, and year-to-year comparisons will provide broad context. Fifteen related government documents are integrated to provide context and to give readers a sense of the debates, past and present, about global terrorism.

Originally published in print format in 2005.



  • Anna Sabasteanski

Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial and Production Staff.
Reader's Guide.
Publisher's Preface.
About the Editors.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 1985–2005.
1: Counterterrorism.
2: Overview of Counterrorism.
3: U.S. Policies in Combating Terrorism.
4: Overview of U.S. Policies in Combating Terrorism.
Policy Developments After September 11.
Present U.S. Policy.
5: Foreign Terrorist Organization Designations.
Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad.
Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends.
6: U.S. Legal Response.
7: Overview of U.S. Legal Response.
Selections from Patterns of Global Terrorism.
8: Sanctions.
9: Overview of Sanctions.
Economic Sanctions to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Goals: Discussion and Guide to Current Law.
10: State Sponsors of Terrorism.
11: Overview on State Sponsors of Terrorism.
Collated Reports on State Sponsors of Terrorism.
12: Terrorist Financing.
13: Overview of Terrorist Financing.
Countering Terrorism on the Economic Front.
Implementing the U.S.-EU Declaration.
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Middle East and South Asia.
Terrorist Financing: The 9/11 Commission Recommendation.
The Financial Action Task Force: An Overview.
14: U.S. Military Response.
15: Overview of U.S. Military Response.
The Military Campaign in Afghanistan, 2001.
The Military Counterterrorism Campaign in 2002.
The Military Counterterrorism Campaign in 2003.
Iraq and Terrorism.
The Evolving Terrorist Threat.
16: International Response.
17: Overview of International Response.
International Response to September 11.
U.N. Actions Against Terrorism.
18: International Counterterrorism Laws.
19: International Terrorist Groups.
20: Overview of International Terrorist Groups.
The "FTO List" and Congress: Sanctioning Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Profiles of International Terrorist Groups.
21: Country Reports 1985–2004.
22: Overview of Country Reports on Terrorism.
23: Terrorism in the 1980s.
24: Overview of Terrorism in the 1980s.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1985.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1986.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1987.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1988.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1989.
25: Terrorism in the 1990s.
26: Overview of Terrorism in the 1990s.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1990.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1991.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1992.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1993.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1994.
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1995.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 1996.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 1997.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 1998.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 1999.
27: Terrorism in the New Millennium.
28: Overview of Terrorism in the New Millennium.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001.
Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002.