The Heat: The fight against terrorism

The Heat

Sept. 11, 2001

A solemn ceremony in New York has marked the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. But in the 16 years that followed, how much progress has been made in the fight against terrorism?

The U.S. has not been attacked directly by a foreign terrorist organization since September 11, 2001. But cities in Europe including Barcelona, Manchester, Paris and Brussels are among the places that have endured deadly attacks. And countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen remain the battleground against such groups as ISIL and al-Qaida – with no end in sight.

For more, CGTN’s Jessica Stone reports.

To discuss all of this:

  • John Glaser, director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington.
  • Sahar Aziz, a law professor and a Social Justice, Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School
  • Peter Vincent, a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department counterterrorism official


 

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