Assessing the War on Terror by Mohammed Ayoob and Etga Ugar
“A fascinating collection of essays that critically analyze the effectiveness of US foreign policy in the decade since 9/11. This is a great addition for anyone seeking to understand the dilemmas and difficulties in prosecuting the ‘war on terror.'” —Navin A. Bapat, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Was the US-led war on terror, especially the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, a necessary response to the September 11 terrorist attacks? What did the two invasions accomplish? How have the fortunes of al-Qaeda and like-minded organizations been affected? The authors of this important contribution to ongoing debates address these questions as they assess the impact and implications of the war on terror for the Middle East, for Europe, and for the United States itself.
Mohammed Ayoob is an Adjunct Scholar and University Distinguished Professor of international relations at Michigan State University. Etga Ugur is assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington, Tacoma.