The world's most experienced peace studies' authority looks at terrorism Discusses the key obstacles to world peace after September 11 Presents a unique assessment of the Pacific region and its relationship with the US Will be a key text for undergraduate and graduate courses in peace studies, globalisation and Asian studies Johan Galtung is the world's foremost thinker in peace studies. This remarkable collection of essays represents his response to the events of September 11 2001. It is a philosophical collection on terror, war and peace which engages with the key issues and obstacles we face in attempting to create peace around the world. Focusing in particular on the Pacific region, he presents a grounded assessment of the history of the regional power dynamics, and present prospects for peace. Topics covered include the hegemony of the USA; the European perspective; the US relationship with Japan and Asia; decolonization; and peace movements in the age of globalization.