September 11, Terrorist Attacks, and U.S. Foreign Policy

August 2002 · 200 pages
ISBN10: 1-884853-01-3

Paperback: $23.50 (APS Members: $18.80)

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This book looks into important policy considerations that confront a democratic state when trying to combat terrorism. A distinguished group of authors, including Walter LaFeber, Richard K. Betts, Ruth Wedgwood, and Robert Jervis, contribute authoritative insights toward explaining the causes and consequences of the terrorist attacks on September 11.


Part I: Introduction                                        

September 11: An Overview
Demetrios James Caraley and Alexander A. Cooley

Part II: The Attacks

The Post September 11 Debate Over Empire, Globalization, and Fragmentation
Walter LaFeber

The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror
Richard Betts

The Pragmatic Fanaticism of al Qaeda: An Anatomy of Extremism in Middle Eastern Politics
Michael Doran

Part III: The Axis of Evil

North Korea's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Badges, Shields or Swords?
Victor D. Cha

U.S. Policy Toward Iraq Since Desert Storm
Daniel Byman

CIA's Strategic Intelligence in Iraq
Richard L. Russell

Contradictions in Iranian and Indonesian Politics
Daniel Brumberg

Part IV: Looking to the Future

Al Qaeda, Military Commissions, and American Self-Defense
Ruth Wedgwood

An Interim Assessment of September 11: What Has Changed and What Has Not?
Robert Jervis

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