This series aims to help teenagers make up their own minds on some of the most controversial contemporary issues around the world. The arguments on different sides of each issue are illustrated by means of quotations taken from a variety of different sources - government statistics, independent experts, public figures and people with personal experience of the subject. Readers are guided through the arguments by a running narrative that introduces the quotations and their sources and endeavours to put them into context. Facts and statistics on each subject are featured in information boxes throughout. Questions at the end of each chapter focus the reader's attention on the key areas of debate, and the series is intended as useful resource material for current affairs, history, politics and social studies courses.;Covering a broad political spectrum, this book examines the issues surrounding terrorism - its origins, causes, aims and practice, the responses of governments to terrorist activity, and possible future developments and their ecological implications.