Ten years on, what have been the principal impacts of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the external policies and international outlooks of the world's major powers, the range and scope of the international security agenda and on the capacity for states and international organisations to work together to combat the dangers of international terrorism? This book investigates a range of international responses to the events of 9/11, to evaluate their consistency over time; to analyse their long-term significance and impact and to consider both their implications for the international security agenda and the prospects for international cooperation in addressing the challenges posed. In particular, the book considers the perspectives of some of the world's major powers and international organisations on the question of international terrorism, and on its perpetrators, comparing their interpretations and responses and examining how these have changed over the course of a decade of conflict. This book is primarily directed at an academic market, and especially towards undergraduate and taught postgraduate students on courses in international politics, international relations, security studies, terrorism studies, and contemporary international history.
'Over ten years after 9/11, what was once called the "long war" against terrorism still has no end in sight; this collection of essays shows why. Its chapters provide a challenging analysis for anyone hoping to understand both the national strategies and the wider concepts and issues that have done most to shape the war's course.' Stephen Badsey, University of Wolverhampton, UK 'A decade after the 9/11 attacks, this book provides an important snapshot of the implications that have flowed from those events for some of the leading powers in the world as well as for international organisations such as NATO.' Wyn Rees, University of Nottingham, UK 'The book is ambitious in its aims and broad in its terrain, striving to investigate not only the range, continuity, significance, constraints and impact of international responses to the 9/11 events and their implications for international security, but also the domestic challenges of radicalisation, the role of NATO, the conundrums of international law, and the challenges of ’information warfare’… Overall this is a timely book, looking back over ten years of the War on Terror and reflecting on the diverse responses of states to US calls for assistance… the breadth of the book will ensure that it provides a useful source for researchers and students in the fields of security studies and international relations.' LSE Review of Books
Contents: Introduction, Rachel E. Utley; Whatever happened to the War on Terror?, Edward M. Spiers; Ten years of Britain's war against Al Qaeda, Warren Chin; At war with Al Qaeda: France and international terrorism, 2001-11, Rachel E. Utley; Russian perspectives on the 'war on terrorism' in the decade since 9/11, John Russell; 'The same boat under wind and rain'? China's anti-terrorism policies since 9/11, Marc Lanteigne; Pakistan and the 'war on terror', Mark N. Katz; India's concerns and responses to the 'war on terror', Rahul Roy-Chaudhury and Antoine Levesques; NATO and 9/11 - before, during and after, Mark Webber; Rising to the challenge? The state since 9/11, Robert Crowcroft; The impact of 9/11 on the use of force in international war: ten years on, Gary Wilson; The economics of terrorism and conflict, Keith Hartley; The media and information environments ten years after 9/11: accidental journalists and the new information landscape, Gary D. Rawnsley; Conclusion; Index.