Nr 97 • September 2011

Ten Years After 9/11 – What Have We Learned?

After a decade defined by the terrorist attacks on the United States, and the reactions and events that followed, one thing is clear: the global advance of core values – freedom, democracy, economic opportunity, human rights and the rule of law – remains the best hope for the future of all people.

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The focus of this issue of Diplomaatia is on the world-changing terror attacks on New York City and Washington ten years ago on September 11, 2001, and their legacy. We raise the questions whether the attacks changed the Western world permanently, as many commentators predicted they would, whether the terror threat has diminished by now and what the ‘War on Terror’ has achieved, what it has taught us and how it has affected Estonia and our international position. In addition, this issue contains articles on Syria and the Libyan war, some follow-up discussion on our reflections on the restoration of Estonia’s independence 20 years ago and a book review on the Swedish solidarity concept.

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