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Foreign Policy & Security Publications
Much of the discourse on the war on terror has sacrificed historical perspective for an often partisan focus on the day-by-day flow of events. Confessions of a hawkish hack: the media and the war on terror is Matthew D’Ancona’s critique of such short-termism. In it, he outlines his own interpretation of the attacks of 9/11 and the media’s coverage of events since then.
Taming Terrorism reminds us that despite al-Qaeda’s global reach and use of modern technology, today’s global struggle is not unprecedented. We have beaten similar groups before and can do so again.
Lion Cubs brings together four country case studies – of Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda and Mozambique. The studies show that even the poorest and most divided societies can be turned around, given good policies and – harder – the will to put them into practice.
With the need to rebuild Iraq clearer and more urgent than ever, an international group of contributors commissioned by Policy Exchange examine case studies ranging from post WWII Germany and Japan to the current situation in Afghanistan.
In Ties that Bind former Islamist Shiraz Maher recaptures the lost history of Muslim service to the Crown. Maher shows that this collective past constitutes the basis of a new shared future – which can endure in no less testing circumstances.