Since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, a flurry of articles has appeared on the root causes of terrorism. Some analysts say U.S. foreign policy, particularly towards the Middle East, is partly responsible for provoking the terror attacks.

In this edition of Dateline, Carol Castiel speaks to Arab analysts about "homegrown" causes of terrorism - ones that have as much to do with shortcomings in many Arab nations as they do with external factors such as U.S. foreign policy.