Ten years later: The world after 9/11

By The Aspen Institute
Real AspenSeptember 9, 2011
With the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching, here is a look at what leading diplomats, experts, and politicians gathered in Aspen this summer had to say about the issues surrounding it.

Among the topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival: Could another 9/11 happen? What have we learned after 60 years of nation building? What have we gained and lost in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? What will happen this September when the UN votes on Palestine's declaration of state?

Check out these Aspen Institute videos:

The Freedom Agenda Since 9/11
Has promoting democracy around the globe made us safer?
Fred Hiatt, John D. Negroponte, Jane Harman, Nigel Sheinwald

Pakistan, the US and the Future
What’s next for this complicated and critical relationship?
James Steinberg, Elliot Gerson

Israel, the Arab Spring, and Us
What's the state of America's close alliance with Israel?
Leon Wieseltier, Thomas L. Friedman

The Post-Bin Laden World
Al Qaeda and the broader threat of terrorism today.
Jeffrey Goldberg, Shashi Tharoor, Robin Wright, Thom Shanker, John D. Negroponte

Could 9/11 Happen Again?
New thinking and a decade of lessons learned in US Homeland Security.
Philip Zelikow, Jane Harman, Michael Chertoff, Mike McConnell, Jeffrey Goldberg

The Challenge of Nation Building
After 60 years of American attempts at nation building around the globe, what have we learned?
James Dobbins, Mickey Edwards, L. Paul Bremer, III

Crafting Our National Memory of 9/11
A preview of the National 9/11 Museum and Memorial, plus candid reflections on the challenges of bringing it to life.
Michael Arad, Joseph Daniels, Peter Walker

Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
The New York Times reporter, Thom Shanker, talks about his new book Counterstrike with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.
Jeffrey Goldberg, Thom Shanker

"Ten Years After: How America Has Changed since 9/11"
Results of a major TIME/Aspen Ideas Festival survey, conducted by Penn, Schoen, Berland.
Richard Stengel, Donald Baer, Mark Penn, Elliot Gerson

Mission Accomplished?
Assessing the gains, losses, and lessons of the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
David Rohde, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Christopher Hill, Andrea Mitchell

Prospects for Peace
The consequences of the Arab Spring and where we are headed.
Tzipi Livni, Marwan Muasher, James Bennet

9/11, The United Kingdom, and the Future
A discussion of the aftershocks over the past decade—foreign and domestic, political and cultural.
Nigel Sheinwald, Nicholas Burns

From Ground Zero to Mumbai: A Conversation with Shashi Tharoor
Tharoor, a member of Indian Parliment, reflects on what we have gained and lost in the past decade’s fight against terrorism.
Shashi Tharoor, Elliot Gerson

After the "Arab Spring"
How different will the region’s leadership be, and will ordinary citizens’ lives improve?
Marwan Muasher, Dahlia Mogahed, Nabil Fahmy, Nicholas Burns

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