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Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror

Peter R. Neumann


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


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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