Why We're Losing The War On Terror
BY PAUL ROGERS
The war on terror seems a lost cause. Well over 100,000 civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, many tens of thousands have been detained without trial, and torture, and prisoner abuse have sullied the reputation of the US in the world. Paul Rogers, the Quaker professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University looks at this failure and its causes. He argues that the war may have a huge, if unexpected, bonus. Its very failure will make it possible to completely rethink western attitudes to global security, moving towards a sustainable policy that will be much more effective in addressing the real threats to global security - the widening socio-economic divide and climate change.
Polity 2007 180 PP. Paper