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Posted by AD Brown

September 9th, 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 9)

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted by AD Brown

September 9th, 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 9)

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

September 11th

According to a RAND report, Al-Qaeda has been generally unsuccessful in recruiting terrorists from the United States over the past ten years.

Slate’s Jeremy Stahl investigates what happens when a 9/11 conspiracy theorist changes his mind (related articles on the subject by Stahl can be found here, here and here).

The New Statesman’s Staggers blog argues that 9/11 has had little long term effect on public opinion.

At the Spectator’s Coffee House blog Daniel Korski argues that, contrary to the popular myth, European public opinion views America favourably and supports the Global War on Terror.

Petraeus and the CIA

According to the Daily Telegraph there are fears that the CIA’s new head, David Petraeus, will “militarise” it.

However, Spencer Ackerman of Wired believes that the CIA’s paramilitary functions have already increased substantially.

John Wendle also argues in Time that Petraeus leaves behind a mixed legacy in Afghanistan.

Syria & Iraq

Die Zeit’s Wolfgang Bauer delivers a undercover report from Syria, indicating that a NATO intervention would be welcomed.

Tony Blair calls for Assad to stand down and calls for regime change in Iran.

Foreign Policy’s Peter Fever argues that Obama’s rumoured decision to keep only 3,000 American soldiers in Iraq by the end of the year.

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Posted by AD Brown

Adam Brown is editorial manager for the War on Terror blog series at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Human Rights with a focus on cyber security and rights.

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