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View Resource One Convicted for Lockerbie Bombing

On Wednesday a special Scottish court convened in the Netherlands convicted Abdel Basset al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland and sentenced him to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after twenty years. Megrahi's co-defendant, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, was found not guilty and has since returned to Libya. Both men are or were allegedly...
View Resource Countering the New Terrorism

_Countering the New Terrorism_, a new 153-page book published by RAND, has recently been made available online. The book contains four chapters that address the changes, trends, and implications of the new terrorism. The introductory chapter, written by Ian O. Lesser, overviews the changes in terrorism in a changing world. The second chapter, "Terrorism Trends and Prospects," by Bruce Hoffman,...
View Resource Lockerbie Trial Briefing

Maintained by the University of Glasgow School of Law, this site provides access to news and documents related to the impending international trial on the Lockerbie incident. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, en route from London to New York, exploded over Scotland, killing 270 people in an alleged terrorist act. The Lockerbie Trial Briefing posts the latest news on the trial in the Netherlands,...
View Resource Libyan Suspects Detained in Lockerbie Case

This week's In the News covers the long-awaited detainment and extradition of two Libyans accused of bombing a commercial airliner. On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, en route from London to New York, exploded over the small town of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people, including 189 Americans, in an alleged act of terrorism. Yesterday in Tripoli, after ten years of legal squabbling among...
View Resource Islam and Islamic Studies Resources

This site from Dr. Alan Godlas, professor of religion at the University of Georgia, gives scholarly resources on Islam and related subjects. Perhaps not surprisingly, the page opens with a short list of pieces related to terrorism, including Yusuf Islam's (nee Cat Stevens) "Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam" and statements from scholars of Islam speaking out against terrorism. The main body...
View Resource Public Agenda Special Edition: Terrorism

Public Agenda Online (PAO, first discussed in the February 26, 1999 Scout Report) has recently released a special report focused on terrorism, covering both public opinion and policy issues. The report's brief Overview explains some of the ways in which the United States is entering new territory in its efforts to deal with the recent terrorist attacks and summarizes some of the policy proposals....
View Resource Terrorism and Security Collection

The National Academies Press (NAP) offers the full text of several publications related to bioterrorism, laboratory safety, and cryptography, among other topics, for browsing online. Although not all of the titles are new, NAP has collected them on one page for easy access in light of current events. The 26 titles include Airline Passenger Security Screening: New Technologies and Implementation...
View Resource An Edge Question: What Now ?

This feature from the nonprofit Edge Foundation, Inc. (reviewed previously in the July 25, 2000 Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities) is an impressive collection of thoughtful words in response to the recent terrorist attacks and ensuing war. The Edge postulated the question, "What now?" to its members with the idea that, as editor John Brockman explains, "within the community is...
View Resource Special Collections: Terrorism

The General Accounting Office (GAO) has posted these two pages of "special collections" of use to those following the news about terrorism and airport security measures. The page collecting releases on terrorism holds links to reports going back to a 1980 release, "Assessment of Various Aspects of This Nation's Nuclear Safeguards," and one from 1981, "Federal Electrical Emergency Preparedness Is...
View Resource The Avalon Project: Documents on Terrorism

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School (see the April 4, 1997 Scout Report) has put together this page to help those looking for primary texts related to terrorism in general. The Avalon Project Website features documents in the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government, and the offerings here reflect that span. The first site features a handful of documents, among...
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