The papers in this special issue of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism accompanied the conference in Oklahoma in April 2000, whose purpose was to assess developments in terrorism over the preceeding two decades, map its likely future direction and propose policy recommendations and other remedial steps to counter the menace.
The conference and papers address themes such as:
Continuity and changes in terrorist motivations, strategies & capabilities; policy and research concerns in copying with terrorism; evaluations of the effectiveness of both internationa and American counterterrorism policies and capabilities.
Foreword Dennis Reimer. 1. Terrorism and Beyond: A 21st Century Perspective Brian Michael Jenkins 3. Counterterrorism Policy and the Political Process Martha Crenshaw 4. Struggling with the Challenges of Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism within Democratic Boundaries: A Comparative Analysis Ami Pedahzur 5. Cults, Violence and Religious Terrrorism: An International Perspective Jean-François Mayer 6. Transnational Organized Crime: A European Perspective Alison Jamieson 7. Comparing Motives and Outcomes of Mass Casualty Terrorism Involving Conventional and Unconventional Weapons John V. Parachini 8. Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An International Perspective David Veness 9. Change and Continuity in Terrorism Bruce Hoffman.