Editor's Introduction


This symposium focuses on the on-going war against terror, the war in Iraq and the war in Lebanon. For the foresight practitioner, what is most stunning is the lack of capacity of Western governments to connect the dots. While surveillance continues to heighten, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair appears to have forgotten part two of his formula, that is, tough on crime/terror and tough on the causes of crime / terror. The links between recent foiled terror attacks in England and the war against Lebanon (or Hezbollah) are not noticed. While radio stations take calls by Muslims asking for a fairer more balanced – reasonable and rational – policy and strategy from England, Blair continues to tow the American line.(continue…)

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