The Return of Great Power Politics

  • Lawrence FreedmanEmail author
  • Jeffrey Michaels


In the years after 9/11 issues of terrorism and insurgency dominated Western strategic discourse. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq consumed so much attention and resources that many other security challenges were relegated to the back burner. Even questions of nuclear strategy were increasingly dominated by the post 9/11 agenda, not only with questions of proliferation in the Middle East but also the possibility of terrorist groups getting hold of their own nuclear devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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