Jones, David Martin (2012). Terrorism. In Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global studies (pp. 1638-1643) Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781452218557
As the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., in 2001 demonstrated, the carefully coordinated terrorist act can be extremely effective in throwing a superpower off balance. The increased interconnectedness, but limited integration, of the post–Cold War order has facilitated the globalization of the asymmetric threat that terrorism poses to developed, as well as developing, states and their economies.