News archive 2002
King's links with BBC for 11 September11 Sep 2002, PR 38/02
The War Studies Group at King’s College London is working with the BBC to provide commentary and analysis on September 11, one year on, for their respective websites.
Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Head of the School of Social & Public Policy, commented, “The King’s War Studies Group is world-renowned for its expertise on terrorism, international security and strategic policy and well placed to work with the BBC in this way on this significant anniversary.”
Professor Lawrence Freedman and Professor Michael Clarke have written articles for BBCi on the changing nature of warfare, the history of terrorism and the key events leading up to September 11.
Professor Freedman writes on the BBC History web pages. His article Out of Nowhere explores the background to September 11 and asks how has the face of terrorism changed.
Fighting international terrorism is the subject of Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies and Director of the International Policy Institute’s work on the BBC News website.
The BBC website on September 11 can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/september11. As part of their website, BBC News Online highlights some of the best websites dedicated to 11 September and its aftermath, and lists the King’s College London September 11 site.
The BBC website on September 11 offers a series of briefings focusing on the events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism. The texts are written by academics in the War Studies Group, which comprises the Department of War Studies, the Defence Studies Department and the International Policy Institute at King's.
Papers include: Does September 11 Represent a Failure of the United States Intelligence Services? by Andrew Garfield (Director, International Centre for Security Analysis), ‘The Cyclops and the Axis of Evil by Randolph Kent (Senior Research Fellow, International Policy Institute); The Re-emergence of War as a Tool of Foreign Policy by David J Lonsdale (Lecturer, Defence Studies Department), and The War on Terrorism: The Next Phase by Malcolm Davis (Lecturer, Defence Studies Department).
Andrew Steele, Events & Programmes Officer, is responsible for King’s September 11 page and has been part of the team working with the BBC on analysis of September 11, one year on.
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