Published:29 Jul 2022 - Provides both a basic introduction to terrorism and a more sophisticated analysis of its effects past, present, and looking ahead, giving students at all levels and from a variety of disciplines a way into the subject. * Uses right-wing domestic terrorism as a theme for the 9th edition to compare and contrast with ISIS, offering a lens through which to examine terror threats historically as well as contemporaneously. * Explores terrorism in a truly global context-not overemphasizing Middle East terrorism as other texts do. * Integrates lucid summaries of key social science concepts with insightful case studies, discussion questions, and analysis challenges, thus combining theory and practice in every chapter. New to the Ninth Edition: Uses a key contemporary challenge of terrorism-the emerging radicalization via social media platforms-as a thread to link its chapters, especially in terms of domestic terror threats and the rise of the far right in the US and abroad. Discusses the evolving "fifth wave" of modern terrorism, linking and radicalizing groups and individuals in all parts of the globe, recruiting individuals for terrorist acts in their own states and drawing them into international confrontations. Compares the profile of domestic extremists over time up to the Capitol rioters of January 2021. Includes new and updated case studies on a wide variety of terror phenomena including the Covid-19 pandemic, Q'Anon, the Boogaloo Movement, the Proud Boys, and the War on Terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, among several others.