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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.”

Featuring:

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 – New 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

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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