Into Year Seven (PDF; 152 KB)
Source: Oxford Research Group

Given the problems of the Bush administration, it might be assumed that changes in policy will at least be considered. That this is unlikely to be the case owes much to the original expectations of the war on terror. It is easy to forget that prospects seemed so bright in early 2002. There seemed every likelihood of success, with this leading to the resumption of a US global leadership that had been so shocked by 9/11.Remembering this is essential in any attempt to understand why it will be so difficult for any US administration, present or future, to move away from the current security paradigm.