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With cutting edge analysis of recent error attacks, such as 9/11 and the Bali bomb attack, Terrorism: The New World War offers a timely examination of the complex phenomenon of terrorism and the role it plays in modern society. Exhaustively researched and authoritative in scope, the book includes comprehensive biographies of major terrorist groups and individuals. It discusses in detail the most infamous acts of terror perpetrated from the kidnapping and murder of the Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, to the US-Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. In the light of recent events it also provides a startling look at the possible future of terrorism and its impact on the Western world. Emotions that can overcome people at times of personal, national or global tragedy are often powerful and stark in their simplicity. This book is an attempt to explore the belief that problems rarely have easy answers and to show that terrorism today is complicated and threatening reality.