Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Understanding Terrorism, Sixth Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Understanding Terrorism by Gus Martin offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of domestic and international terrorism that helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the expressions and underlying causes of terrorism.

The Sixth Edition has been updated with new information on terrorist attacks and organizations, as well as key topics such as failed states, the lone-wolf model, state terrorism, human rights violations, and cyberterrorism. Discussion of policies and counterterrorism has been augmented to help students understand the challenges, perspectives, and issues relevant to terrorism today.


We gratefully acknowledge Gus Martin for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site. Special thanks are also due to Alicia Fisher for developing the ancillaries on this site.