Answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask about terrorism. Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the govenment bring our troops home from Iraq? Would a national ID card system make Australians safer? In this book, Keith Suter, author of the popular Local Notebook and Global Notebook, answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask about terrorism. In simple, no-nonsense language, Suter gives a concise overview of the history and politics of terrorism, examining conflicts in the Middle East, Russia, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other parts of the world. He discusses all the big issues, both local and international - from the best way to deal with 'rogue states' to the likelihood of a terrorist attack on Australia. This book is the perfect backgrounder for anyone who wants a better understanding of the events covered every day in the news.
Dr Keith Suter is the foreign affairs expert on Sunrise, the No 1 Australian breakfast show, appearing twice a week in a segment entitled 'Global Notebook'. A social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, writer and broadcaster, Keith is also a foreign affairs analyst for Sky TV Australia and ABC Radio Newcastle, and can be heard on Australian radio on an average of once a day. Keith writes the History page for The Daily Telegraph, and is an online opinion columnist for Wesley Mission, where he writes a piece once a week on an international issue. Since 1993 Keith has been a member of The Club of Rome, a global think tank on economic and environmental matters. He is the author of In Defence of Globalisation (UNSW), Global Order and Disorder (Westport), and Global Agenda (Albatross). Keith is on the speakers' circuit and makes public appearances every week. He is also on several committees, including the International Law Association, the International Commission of Jurists, the Global Business Network Australia, the Environment Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross (NSW), and the International Commission of Jurists (NSW).