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Ripple Effects: Consequences of the U.S. War on Terrorism


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There have been many intended and unintended consequences of what the U.S. government calls the War on Terrorism. They include: a crackdown on dissidents in Malaysia, a stronger U.S. foothold in the oil-rich Caspian Sea region, and, around the world, widespread questioning of U.S. commitment to the rule of international law. On this program we take a look at these three examples, drawing on reports produced during our special series “Beyond Headlines.”


Andrew Redding, director of the Americas Project and Senior Fellow for Hemispheric Affairs at the World Policy Institute; Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee; Yolette Etienne Creole, a Haitian who experienced repression during military rule; Elizabeth Wong, Secretary General for the National Human Rights Society of Malaysia; Khairul Anuar, a 24-year old student activist who was detained and tortured under Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA); Bahirah Tajol Aris, the wife of an ISA detainee; Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and author of “Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict”; Tomas Valasek, a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information; Mel Goodman, a former senior analyst on the Soviet Union for the CIA from 1966 to 1986 and professor of International Security at the National War College.

For more information:

World Policy Institute
New School University –┬áNew York, NY

Peace and World Security Studies
School of Social Science
Hampshire College – Amherst, MA

Center for Defense Information – Washington, D.C.

Haiti Action Committee – Berkeley, CA

National War College

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