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The 'war on terror' and the new periphery

Ryan, Maria

Authors

MARIA RYAN maria.ryan@nottingham.ac.uk
Assistant Professor



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Abstract

This chapter exmaines the emergence of 'peripheral' fronts in the Bush administration's 'war on terror.' Since this 'war' was conceived from its inception as global in scope, it permitted the development of both 'core' and 'peripheral' fronts - the latter emerging in the Philippines, Georgia, and across Sub-Saharan Africa. In each of these areas, the Bush administration identified a confluence of material interests - such as energy security - and a possible threat from Islamist terrorism, and launched a series of Foreign Internal Defense campaigns, in parternership with local governments, to prevent the emergence of terrorism there and safeguard other US interests on the new 'periphery.'

Citation

Ryan, M. (2017). The 'war on terror' and the new periphery. In M. Ryan, & B. Sewell (Eds.), Foreign policy at the periphery: the shifting margins of international relations since World War IIUniversity Press of Kentucky

Acceptance Date Dec 18, 2014
Publication Date Jan 17, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Studies in conflict, diplomacy and peace
Book Title Foreign policy at the periphery: the shifting margins of international relations since World War II
ISBN 9780813168470
Keywords terrorism, Africa, Philippines, Georgia, Special Operations, Bush
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49911
Related Public URLs https://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=4700#.Wo6L-Hynxph
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