A New World Order? The Implications of 11 September 2001

Image: Flickr, Cliff
Image: Flickr, Cliff

This volume examines the implications of the events of September 11 from a variety of perspectives – economic, political, social, cultural and religious.

The terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 have dramatically altered the world’s perceptions of security and of the nature of security threats. These events – and the world response to them – have led many analysts to question whether or not this is the beginning of a new world order, one in which the traditional conduct of international relations must be fundamentally altered in response to the rise of a powerful but hidden enemy.

This volume examines the implications of the events of September 11 from a variety of perspectives – economic, political, social, cultural and religious. The authors have looked back over the events of the months following the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, and in so doing have sought to seek a way forward for a global system that has been so dramatically challenged. Even as the war in Afghanistan has drawn to a close, the war on terror is far from over. It will have to be fought on the political and socio-economic fronts as well as by military action. The full impact of the events of September 11 has yet to be realised.

A collaboration between the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies.

17 Apr 2008