Although reflected in one word, "terrorism" has become refracted, in the numerous U.N. bodies dealing with it, into a multicolored concept-and all its qualities tend to be given different emphases. Also, although that one word has been with us since the last decade of the 18th century, its connotations have changed as states mature and yesterday's partisans become today's establishment.
"Combating International Terrorism: The United Nations Developments,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss1/6