The impact of security policy on civil society in the United States
William A. Taylor
still wields more power than civil society
within the United States, there has been some equilibrium reached in
the two decades after 9/11.
The future of state–civil society relations
within the United States is uncertain. The administration of US
President DonaldJ. Trump favored counter-terrorism policy over
civil society, thereby reversing some of
to the threat that global communism posed during the Cold War. 9 While the Obama administration attempted to reframe the debate over terrorism by focusing on specific groups (like al Qaeda) rather than Islamist ideology per se, this framing of terrorism as a global threat with an ideological dimension remains a key element of American thinking. It has recently resurfaced with calls by President DonaldJ. Trump to condemn ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and to pursue Islamist terrorists until they and the ideology itself are destroyed.
What many American
across the world, epitomized by the election of DonaldJ. Trump as US
president in fall 2016, and questions being raised about US commitment to
NATO. Still, regardless of the sometimes heated rhetoric that accompanied
the rise of nationalist populism across the world, it appears that the newly
found Polish commitment to robust territorial defenses and rededication of
US efforts towards territorial defenses of NATO allies that began under
brought about by the rise of China and (relative) American decline. In concluding, it considers the likely implications of DonaldJ. Trump's term as US president on how Japan approaches international order and manages the dangers of multipolarity.
Japan's IR traditions
Japan's preference in terms of IR scholarship in the post-war period has been for policy-oriented and Japan-focused normative work. At the same time, however, Japanese scholarship has been heavily influenced by Western academic trends. In describing this Western
sight of what politics is about? What if the
failure of the left and the ascendancy of the populist right is
because of a deception, one that protects the interests of the
1% and one that we have been unable to identify because we
too have become co-opted into a political system that is devoid
of actual politics, where politics becomes the handmaiden to
economic interest. What kind of political responsibility exists
in this world?
1 These numbers were taken from The NewYork Times election news
website: The New York Times, “Presidential Election Results:
Representation, recognition and possibilities for transformative change
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (@Ahmadinejad1956), ‘Is the person that drops the world's largest bomb on #Afghanistan a bearer of peace or a demon?’, tweet (14 April 2017).
DonaldJ. Trump, ‘Statement by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal’, White House Press Office (12 January 2018). Accessed 24 July 2018, www
Office of the Press Secretary (20 March 2012). Accessed 14 July 2018, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/20/remarks-president-obama-marking-nowruz .
‘Statement by President DonaldJ. Trump on Nowruz’, White House (19 March 2018). Accessed 14 July 2018, www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump
This book is about the securitisation of Islam in the United States from the Bush to the Trump administration. It explores the ways in which the securitisation is legitimised and felt when President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and even President DonaldJ. Trump securitise through deception and covert language rather than by mobilising a security grammar of existential threats. This book is also about the consequences of using covert forms of hate speech to securitise minority groups and the ways in which everyday racism is linked to
I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go … to letting Flynn go. He's a good guy. I hope you can let this go.
DonaldJ. Trump (in Comey 2017)
Trump's first 100 days were clouded in allegations of his aides’ involvement in Russian collusion during the 2016 elections. One of these allegations involved Michael T. Flynn, Trump's first National Security Advisor, who was accused of colluding with Russia
Javad Zarif (@JZarif), ‘As #IAEA has once again confirmed, we're keeping our pledges’, tweet (20 April 2014).
DonaldJ. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), ‘The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime’, tweet (2 January 2018).