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Soviet Attack on Vilnius: Sound, 1/13/1991 (4:20)

Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States of Mind

Terrorists and terrorism have become a major force internationally. Hostage-taking and other acts of violence for political ends are common all over the globe. This groundbreaking study sheds new light on the phenomenon of terrorism.

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Vitaly Korotich on Gorbachev, Perestroika (0:28)

Gorbachev Speaks on Sov. TV, 12/31/1987 (0:22)

Reagan, Gorbachev Sign INF Treaty, 12/1987 (0:38)

Thatcher on Gorbachev, 1985 (0:35)

Gorbachev Gains Power: NPR Newscast, 3/11/1985 (0:32)

BBC Report on Brezhnev Funeral, 11/1982 (2:53)

Sound From Brezhnev Funeral, Nov. 1982 (1:47)

Andropov Replaces Brezhnev. BBC, 11/12/1982 (0:18)