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9/11: Reflections on political leadership: Track 1

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On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the world forever. It raised questions not only about the United States’ foreign policy but also about its assumed dominance as the leading international superpower. Ten years on since 9/11, the political landscape is very different: the US has a different President in the form of Barack Obama, elected in 2008, while the head of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in May 2011. In this audio series, originally recorded in 2008, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Dr Richard Heffernan, and Dr Simon Bromley, both of The Open University, discuss the consequences of September 11th, and the impact it's had on the United States' hegemony, its global leadership and its diplomatic and military strategy. For an undergraduate course looking at similar political themes, try The Open University's DU301 A world of whose making?

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  • Duration 45 mins
  • Updated Friday 2nd September 2011
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 1: Reflecting on 9/11

Richard Heffernon looks back at the tragedy of 9/11.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Reflecting on 9/11    Richard Heffernon looks back at the tragedy of 9/11. Play now Reflecting on 9/11
2 The United States as a Superpower    Is the US the world's only 'Superpower'? Richard Heffernan and Simon Bromley discuss this notion. Play now The United States as a Superpower
3 The impact of 9/11 on the US's political leadership    Richard Heffernan and Simon Bromley discuss the significance of the attacks on September 11th. Play now The impact of 9/11 on the US's political leadership
4 Preventative v's Pre-emptive war    Simon Bromley explains what is meant by Preventative war and Pre-emptive war. Play now Preventative v's Pre-emptive war
5 Military strategy after 9/11    A look at the shift towards a new strategy preventative war. Play now Military strategy after 9/11
6 Reflections on the US's reaction to 9/11    How did the US react to the 9/11 attacks? Play now Reflections on the US's reaction to 9/11
7 Radicalist groups and the US    What do radical Islamists want from the United States, and are the US likely to defeat or deal with them? Play now Radicalist groups and the US

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