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Why 'campaign on terror' isn't being won 15 years after 9/11

Emphasis on hard power has fuelled significant controversy, alienating many all over the world.

Just like in the Cold War, the challenges posed by the campaign against terrorism need a much smarter balance between hard and soft power, with resources to match. Today, Washington spends about 500 times more on its military than it does collectively on international broadcasting and exchanges - which proved so successful during the Cold War.


THIS Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.  A decade and a half later, and following the US-led offensives in Afghanistan and Iraq, the global terrorism environment has been reshaped by the rising prominence of the so-called Islamic State (IS