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War in Our Time

Reflections on Iraq, Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Ramesh Thakur

This book brings together a collection of Dr Ramesh Thakur’s opinion articles from newspapers around the world: The Australian, Canberra Times, Daily Yomiuri, Globe and Mail, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, and The Hindu, plus one article from the UN Chronicle. The book’s three topics—the Iraq war, the war on terror, and weapons of mass destruction—are among the most critical issues of our times. “I am a regular reader of Dr. Ramesh Thakur’s writings. I have been impressed by his clear thinking and analysis of world politics. [He] has challenged me many times to review my own thinking on important issues.” —Martti Ahtisaari, former President of the Republic of Finland and Chairman of the Crisis Management Initiative “Ramesh Thakur has established a solid reputation for himself as an international public intellectual. The articles assembled in this book have contributed in no small measure to that achievement…. Academics, diplomats, journalists as well as the wider public will all welcome the fact that these enduring essays have been brought together in one book.” —Lakhdar Brahimi, former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General “To have this wisdom and insight gathered in a single volume provides an invaluable resource that should be made required reading for leaders and citizens alike.” —Richard Falk, Emeritus Professor, Princeton University

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