Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Inside Story - Is the War on Terror Failing?

The topic of terrorism has been at the forefront of world politics for many years. Attacks on western soil dominate the news for weeks after they happen, and the Iraq and Syria wars against ISIL is regularly centrestage on our TV screens.

The subject was on the agenda at the recent BRICS conference in China, and will debated at the upcoming UN General Assembly. This week it's catapulted back into the spotlight for an obvious reason, the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

The September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001 have largely defined U.S. foreign policy since, and affected lives throughout the world. Almost 3000 people were killed when hijackers flew planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.

And the attacks triggered a series of events including new wars, new immigration policies, and new prejudices.

What will it take to defeat terror?

Presenter: Jane Dutton | Guests: Max Abrahms, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University; Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate with MIT's Security Studies Program; Joseph Kechichian, Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center in Riyadh