9-11 and Global War on Terror

Manish Kumar


The terrible events of 9-11 produced shock, anger and a cry for vengeance, emotions with which much of the world sympathized for United States of America. This paper intends to highlight the causes of 9-11 and how US manipulated the event for achieving its imperialistic goal under the ideological banner of ‘Global War on Terror’.  This paper is divided into four parts. First part deals with the different causes for occurrence of 9-11 events. Second part of the paper highlights that how this human tragedy was manipulated and used by US for the creation of an informal and indirect global empire. Third part reflects on the consequences of US imperialistic doctrine. The military action against ‘rogue states’ not resulted in any clear cut US victory but rather reminded it the worst historical experience of Vietnam. GWOT resulted in a great tragedy for all people irrespective of their sides and position. Last part of the paper advocates restructuring of international norms and institutions for addressing all kinds of terrorism including those which are state-sponsored terrorism. This section emphasize that any form of terrorism whether state-sponsored or non-state sponsored, should be condemned and declared as a ‘crime against humanity’. The root causes of terrorism should be located and properly be addressed through negotiation, discussion and deliberation and by winning the confidence of competing groups rather than through violence. Through this kind of efforts only we can hope to establish a ‘peaceful’ and ‘just’ world.


Global War on Terror, Imperialistic doctrine, State-terrorism, Non state actors, Crime against humanity, Peaceful and Just world.

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