Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Emerging Threats: Focus on Terrorism Misleading?

Via UPI.

Governments should focus less on fighting terror because that might mean losing sight of other important issues, Germany's potential next foreign minister said.

"We have reached a point in time when we have to emancipate ourselves from Sept. 11, 2001, as the decisive event for international politics," said Guido Westerwelle, the head of the opposition Free Democrats and one of the top candidates for the foreign minister post after this year's elections, speaking in Berlin.

Focusing on the anti-terror fight has caused governments to miss or see too late important issues such as energy security or education.

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