By Yevgeny M. Primakov, Henry A. Kissinger
During this candid and sobering account, former Russian most suitable Yevgeny M. Primakov considers the threats posed by means of self reliant terrorist organisations to foreign safety. according to his personal wide adventure and contacts within the center East - the place he served for years as a journalist earlier than his political profession - he additionally examines the jobs of the Israeli-Palestinian clash and extremist Islam in investment terrorism. because the assaults of September eleven made transparent, the process overseas affairs is not any longer formed solely by means of co-operation and war of words between international locations. but, the best way states reply to terrorism - together with America's warfare on terror - may have a profound impression at the constitution of the foreign process. In Primakov's view, potent and co-ordinated responses to terrorism can restrict its impression. even if, he, argues, a unilateral American method of the matter of overseas terrorism can make such co-operation tricky. during this context, Primakov explains Russian matters in regards to the US conflict in Iraq - and divulges new information of his ultimate own try and convince Saddam Hussein to step down. Primakov urges Russia and the USA to affix forces extra with ease to percentage info and intelligence approximately rising terrorist threats. extra greatly, he writes, if the USA is ready to paintings inside of a "multi-polar world", Russia could be a actual and constant associate. nonetheless, if the U.S. attempts to move it by myself, it can face the results in isolation.
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Essential to this is that we find reliable means of combating international terrorism in all its new forms. The war on terrorism will not be effective unless all forces for good in the world join together in this common goal—and this includes the world’s one billion Muslims. 2 THE AGGRESSION OF ISLAM: TRUTH OR FICTION? Immediately following the September 11 attacks, a wave of anti-Islamic sentiment rolled across the United States and western Europe. President Bush was quick to publicly visit a mosque, and British prime minister Tony Blair published several articles in Muslim newspapers in Great Britain, but these actions had no significant effect on reducing tension.
Ever since the Madrid conference, the United States has nearly single-handedly managed the peace process in the Middle East. Surprisingly, there were no positive signals from the United States with regard to the peace process immediately after September 11. During this time the United States made only weak and unfocused references to the Middle East conflict. S. policies would continue, policies characterized by countless missed opportunities to move toward the peaceful settlement of the most dangerous problem, the Arab-Israeli conflict.
S. Gryadunov (later the ambassador to Jordan) and me to Beirut to persuade the leadership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to stop hijacking airplanes. When we asked what the purpose of these hijackings was, the PFLP said they wanted to make “Israeli citizens angry enough to demand that their government enter into negotiations” with the Palestinians. In reality, as we explained to them during this meeting, the hijackings and kidnappings only induced Israeli society to take more and more drastic measures against the Palestinians and turned world opinion against them.
A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century by Yevgeny M. Primakov, Henry A. Kissinger