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9/11 in perspective

By Richard Haass NEW YORK: It was a decade ago that 19 terrorists took control of four planes, flew two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon with a third, and crashed the fourth in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers resisted and made it impossible for the terrorists to complete …


Beyond Bin Laden

By Richard Haass NEW YORK: The killing of Osama bin Laden by United States special forces constitutes a significant victory over global terrorism. But it is a milestone, not a turning point, in what remains an ongoing struggle with no foreseeable end. The significance of what was accomplished stems in part from Bin Laden’s symbolic importance. …


Reflections on the revolution in Egypt

By Richard Haass NEW YORK: Revolutions happen for a reason. In the case of Egypt, there are several reasons: more than 30 years of one-man rule; Hosni Mubarak’s plans to pass the presidency on to his son; widespread corruption, patronage, and nepotism; and economic reform that did not benefit most Egyptians, but that nonetheless contrasted …


American foreign policy after the mid-term elections

By Richard Haass NEW YORK: Few Americans cast their ballot in the recent mid-term elections on the basis of foreign policy. While it may be difficult for people around the world to comprehend this, given the global reach of the United States, it is an undeniable fact. Most Americans are, after all, preoccupied with the US …


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