The IBPP Editors are pleased to publish this article by Mr. James A. Kinnison, a graduate student in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico, who is specializing in international relations and national security. Part of the work for this article was done while Mr. Kinnison was an extern at Sandia National Laboratories. (Of course, the views in the article are solely his own.) A version of this article was presented at the international academic conference on Science, Technology, and the 21st Century: New Eden or Armageddon?” at Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma on March 21, 1997. This first installment describes some terrorist trends and includes an IBPP editorial commentary.