No 4

28 January 2002

ArabColumnists On 11 September Aftermath

(MEES Translations)

The following is an extract froma column by Dr Fahd al-Fanik (Jordanian economist) entitled Emerging American Empirethat was published in the Jordanian daily al-Raial-'Am on 9 January:

TheUS was the most powerful state for the whole of the 20th century. Itsettled the First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War in ways thatenhanced its interests. But it was not able to become a global imperial...