A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First by Yevgeny M. Primakov, Henry A. Kissinger

By Yevgeny M. Primakov, Henry A. Kissinger

During this candid and sobering account, former Russian finest Yevgeny M. Primakov considers the threats posed through autonomous terrorist corporations to foreign defense. in accordance with his personal wide event and contacts within the heart East - the place he served for years as a journalist earlier than his political occupation - he additionally examines the jobs of the Israeli-Palestinian clash and extremist Islam in investment terrorism. because the assaults of September eleven made transparent, the process overseas affairs isn't any longer formed completely by way of co-operation and war of words between international locations. but, the way in which states reply to terrorism - together with America's conflict on terror - may have a profound influence at the constitution of the foreign process. In Primakov's view, powerful and co-ordinated responses to terrorism can restrict its impression. even if, he, argues, a unilateral American method of the matter of foreign terrorism can make such co-operation tricky. during this context, Primakov explains Russian issues in regards to the US conflict in Iraq - and divulges new info of his ultimate own try and convince Saddam Hussein to step down. Primakov urges Russia and the united states to affix forces extra effectively to percentage details and intelligence approximately rising terrorist threats. extra greatly, he writes, if the United States is ready to paintings inside of a "multi-polar world", Russia could be a precise and constant accomplice. however, if the USA attempts to head it by myself, it may possibly face the implications in isolation.

Show description

Read Online or Download A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century PDF

Best russian & former soviet union books

Out of Order: Russian Political Values in an Imperfect World

One universal reason behind the failure of democracy to take root in Russia extra speedy and extra completely than it has issues to inherited cultural values that predispose Russian electorate to prefer an autocratic form of governance. Ellen Carnaghan takes goal at this cultural-determinist thesis in her learn of Russian attitudes, in keeping with extensive interviews with greater than sixty voters from all walks of lifestyles and numerous political orientations.

On my country and the world

Here's the full sweep of the Soviet test and adventure as advised by way of its final steward. Drawing on his personal event, wealthy archival fabric, and a willing experience of heritage and politics, Mikhail Gorbachev speaks his brain on a number of matters pertaining to Russia's prior, current, and destiny position on the earth.

Der zweite Kalte Krieg: Zur Geopolitik und strategischen Dimension der USA

Die Geopolitik und strategische size der US-amerikanischen Außenpolitik unter den Präsidenten George W. Bush und Barack Obama steht im Zentrum dieser Argumentation des brasilianischen Politikwissenschaftlers und Historikers Luiz Alberto Moniz Bandeira. Der Autor eröffnet in seiner Monografie ein politisch-historisches landscape und analysiert den Einfluss der united states auf historische und politische Prozesse in der Welt seit den 2000er Jahren.

Additional resources for A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Sample text

Violence was used in the name of Islam primarily against Muslims who followed different schools. Particularly strong animosity has existed between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, for instance. When Muhammad began his fight against those in Mecca who had left him and the local Jewish tribes who supported them, and against the Christian tribes of Syria who had joined with Jews to attack him, he exhorted his soldiers to fight bravely, but humanely. Civilians were to be spared. Not one tree was to be toppled, not one house to be destroyed.

S. war with Iraq would allow Sharon to try to take punitive action against the significant number of Palestinians on the other side of the Jordan who support Iraq. I understood the seriousness of this possibility after talking with the prime minister of Jordan at the January 2003 economic forum in Jeddah. He told me that he asked the American leadership about this point-blank, and that they assured him they would never allow it. One must conclude that even the United States does not rule out the possibility that Israel might play this card.

The breakthrough event could not help but change the essence of Arab-Israeli relations. But change was slow in coming. Even more important, the treaty’s separate peace provided a strong alternative to more comprehensive peace efforts. But the treaty itself contained no directives to continue the progress toward peace. ” The treaty signed at Camp David dragged out the resolution of the Palestinian problem and did nothing to end the fighting and armed conflict. ”4 There were no substantial changes in the Middle East peace process for twenty years after the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

Download PDF sample

A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First by Yevgeny M. Primakov, Henry A. Kissinger
Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 29 votes