This survey delineates various aspects of and major issues in international terrorism in 1986, focusing on western states' policies on terrorism and the use of and support for terrorism by Middle Eastern states. It also presents an analysis of trends in Palestinian terrorism.
1. Introduction 2. International Terrorism in 1986: Main Features 3. State Sponsorship of Middle Eastern Terrorism 4. Palestinian International Terrorism in 1986 5. Western Countries' Policies and Middle Eastern-based International Terrorism in 1986 6. Chronology of Main International Terrorist Incidents in 1986