The underlying lesson of September 11 is that the United States can no longer defer the hard decisions. The overwhelming tragedy of the attacks has provided a mandate to change business as usual in American foreign policy and work on constructing a positive and enduring relationship between the United States and the Islamic world.
America and the Islamic World
P. W. Singer is an Olin Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and coordinator of the Brookings Project on U.S. Policy Toward the Islamic World. The views expressed here are his own. This essay is adapted with permission from the project's analysis paper series.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
P. W. Singer; America and the Islamic World. Current History 1 November 2002; 101 (658): 355–364. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2002.101.658.355
Download citation file: