Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World

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9781846040702: Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World

Is international terrorism really the single greatest threat to world security? Since the 9/11 attacks, many Western governments assume terrorism to be the greatest threat we face. In response, their dangerous policies attempt to maintain control and keep the status quo by using overwhelming military force. This important book shows why this approach has been such a failure, and how it distracts us from other, much greater, threats of climate change, competition over resources, marginalization of the majority of the world, and global militarization. Unless urgent, coordinated action is taken in the next five to 10 years on all these issues it will be almost impossible to avoid the earth becoming a highly unstable place by the middle years of this century. Beyond Terror offers an alternative path for politicians, journalists, and concerned citizens alike.

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About the Author:

Chris Abbott is a program coordinator and researcher at Oxford Research Group responsible for its sustainable security project. Paul Rogers is a global security consultant to Oxford Research Group and the author of titles such as Towards Sustainable Security and Why We're Losing the War on Terror. John Sloboda is the executive director of the Oxford Research Group and cofounder of the Iraq Body Count project.

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"This incisive study is radical...it demonstrates that the real threat to global peace lies in our failure to recognise our interdependence" * Archbishop Desmond Tutu * "Powerful and well-presented...The argument it makes is hard to fault. Anyone who claims to be interested in security would be foolish not to read it." * George Monbiot, author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning * "This brilliant and lucid book is the single most important contribution to understanding and coping with the future that I have ever read." * Brian Eno, campaigner and musician * "Outstanding" * Dame Anita Roddick * "Current US and UK foreign policy is totally counterproductive and is encouraging terrorism and proliferation of WMD. This report offers a serious alternative...I hope it is widely read" * Clare Short, MP *

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