Journal Articles | 03 September 2008

Terror and Consent: Redrawing the Western Front

In this essay published in the September 2008 Australian Literary Review, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf examines Phillip Bobbitt's landmark book on the struggle against terrorism, entitled Terror and Consent.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In this essay published in the September 2008 Australian Literary Review, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf examines Phillip Bobbitt's landmark book on the struggle against terrorism, entitled Terror and Consent.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf
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Executive Summary

Bobbitt makes a sound and novel case for Western states to develop a more coherent set of strategies against such seemingly disparate challenges as terrorism, genocide and natural disasters. But, this review argues, his analysis pays too little attention to the effects of the rise of China and India, and the need to enlist these rising powers as partners against terrorism and other transnational threats.

Australian Literary Review, 3 September 2008, p. 9