Western Foreign Policies and State Security: Proposal Frameworks for International Strategies in the War against Global Terrorism

By Shajeda Dewan and Alejandro J. Beutel.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In the U.S and Britain, Security concerns are increasingly paramount since the 9/11 and 7/7 bombings. Public concern has now been heightened by the MI5 Security Service in relation to International Terrorist Threats to the UK during a significant Public Speech made on 9th November 2006. This paper seeks to address these concerns. The paper follows on from an earlier paper: “Islam and Jihad: The Associations with Violence and Martyrdom, History and Contributory Factors to Global Terrorism”. Preliminary findings of the first paper identified and demonstrated processes that are both potential and significant contributory factors to Global violence and Terrorism; considered through an analysis of inter-related theories. The paper also identified key areas that needed consideration in relation to future foreign policies and state policies for Citizens within the West from the perspective of reforms in education. This paper exemplifies the significance of the findings of the first paper in relation to proposals for Strategic Political Directions, in areas of Foreign Policy, Education and Social Policy, with particular relevance for current state security strategies within the west; in addition to other concerns that the MI5 have raised. The paper discusses and recommends directions to be considered by the Governments in the West and East with significant Muslim Populations. It is asserted that Western Governments have a significant role in achieving global peace; reducing terrorism through supporting initiatives that address the significance of the findings and proposals within this paper, which are identified as enduring, effective and sustainable measures for the war against terrorism.

Keywords: Democracy, Islam, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, State Security

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 11, pp.55-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 605.045KB).

Shajeda Dewan

MSc Student, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Medicine, University College London, London, England, UK

Shajeda Dewan is a Professional Social Worker in the Children and Families Division, for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and a MSc student at University College London at the centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Anthropology.

Alejandro J. Beutel

Program Assistant, Minaret of Freedom Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Alejandro J. Beutel is a Program Assistant at the Minaret of Freedom Institute, and holds a B.S. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University.

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