05/30/2013 - 16:23

An Indefinable Problem

David Bosco

David Bosco is the senior editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a lawyer with experience in international arbitration, litigation, and antitrust matters.

Governments and academics alike have struggled to define terrorism. A 1988 academic study identified 109 variations. As the following definitions of terrorism show, decades of debate have not brought us any closer to consensus.
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