Moving Beyond the War on Terror - March 2022 / Shaban 1443
In ‘Moving Beyond the War on Terror’, this issue’s contributors look at how targeted communities can reimagine a world where the narratives of the last 20 years no longer have meaning.
Arzu Merali looks at how the divisive rhetoric of WoT is simply the latest in a long line of US ‘wars’, from the ‘war on drugs’ to the current ‘civilizational’ rhetoric being levied against Russia.
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi recommends a complete mind reset to the current and future governors of Afghanistan, arguing that the last hundred years has seen a capitulation of all Afghani governments to actual or neo-colonialism.
Ramzy Baroud assesses the way forward for a Palestinian leadership that has been relentlessly targeted by the US. Revisiting key events and mistakes of the last twenty years, he argues for a break from the dominance of US language and policy.
Finally Richard Sudan looks at the formation of the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of 9-11. Nodding to its role as an ‘exemplar’ for other countries, he argues that it was never fit for purpose and needs abolishing.
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