September 11th Terrorist Attacks

An examination of the implications of September 11th attacks on the United States.

A close look at the September 11th terrorist attacks and the multifaceted implications for United States. The author looks at foreign policy, security arrangements and the military and discusses the end of U.S. cultural isolationism. Finally the author looks at the move to multi-lateralism and the changing role of the States in the rest of the world.
“In his book, The Coming Anarchy, Robert Kaplan chillingly pointed to stateless terrorists being better equipped and to an America bathed in “entertainment culture” heading inexorably towards “something unpleasant”. The terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 have certainly sparked much debate over the possible implications for world order, security and possible conflict. The irony may be that notwithstanding the pain and anguish of the victims and their friends and families, the United States may emerge with better foreign policy and a clearer world military role.”