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The 'war on terror' and the new periphery

Ryan, Maria

Authors

Maria Ryan maria.ryan@nottingham.ac.uk



Contributors

Bevan Sewell
Editor

Maria Ryan
Editor

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.'

Publication Date Jan 17, 2017
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
APA6 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
Keywords terrorism, Africa, Philippines, Georgia, Special Operations, Bush
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