Asking the question 'Is international terrorism really the single greatest threat to world security?', Beyond Terror is co-written by Chris Abbott, Paul Rogers & John Sloboda who are all key members of the Oxford Research Group - recently voted one of the Top 20 Think Tanks in the UK by the Independent.
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. Beyond Terror 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, marginalisation of the majority of the world and global militarisation.
Unless urgent, coordinated action is taken in the next 5-10 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.
Praise for Beyond Terror:
'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
'Current US and UK foreign policy is totally counterproductive and is encouraging terrorism. This book offers a serious alternative. I hope it is widely read.' Clare Short, MP
'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 & musician