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Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror

Peter R. Neumann

Abstract

Donald Trump promised to defeat terrorism, but there is no easy way to make sense of his war on terror. Is it a genuine strategic shift from previous administrations? Or is it all bluster, a way to score points with his base? Hamstrung by his administration's weakness, Trump hasn't actually changed much about counterterrorism. What is different is the ideological agenda--excessively militaristic and short-sighted. Foreign alliances have deteriorated, right-wing extremists feel emboldened, and the US no longer seems like a multi-cultural haven. So what is it all for? Peter Neumann compellingly ... More

Keywords: Trump, War on Terror, Islam, Multi-culturalism, Counter-terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190099947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190099947.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter R. Neumann, author
Professor of Security Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

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