This book offers a unique and fresh approach to the topic of terrorism as it looks at all the latest developments and aspects pertaining to terrorism. The book deals with the definitions, history, causes, kinds and aims of terrorism. It discusses the phenomenon of terrorism in the USA and especially in Central and South Asia. Topics include: Indian Muslims' response to the US's war against terrorism, a critique of US offensive against terrorism, terrorism and democracy, terrorism and international law and terrorism and the UN. Suggestions to combat terrorism have also been given by many contributors in their chapters. The present compendium consists of selected papers presented at the XXXIV Annual Conference of Indian Association for American Studies (IAAS). Vinay K Malhotra, B.A (Honours), M.A (Gold Medalist), Ph.D, has been engaged in teaching and research for 23 years. He has published 12 books, 25 papers and 4 book reviews mainly in the area of international relations. He is a life member of the IAAS, IPSA, IACS, IACIS-Hyderabad, ILI-New Delhi, IIPA-New Delhi and has completed collaborative research with American, Canadian, Russian and Hungarian Professors. He is the Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Post-graduate Dept. of Political Science, Gandhi Memorial National College (Kurukshetra University), Ambala Cantonment - 133 001, India. The University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC, Canada has given him the status of affiliate and visiting Professor. He has also worked in Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary and the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, Denmark. He has also visited Russia, Austria, France, Norway and Sweden for academic and research purposes.