Chapter 9. Conclusions

  1. Dr Rosemary Hollis Director Visiting Professor Head

Published Online: 17 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324365.ch9

Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era

How to Cite

Hollis, R. (2010) Conclusions, in Britain and the Middle East in the 9/11 Era, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324365.ch9

Author Information

  1. City University London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405102971

Online ISBN: 9781444324365



  • New Labour, and its affects - policy-making process and British policies in Middle East;
  • New Labour's policy approach;
  • New Labour and decision-making - by team in Prime Minister's No. 10;
  • Blair's government, not shaping policy - responding to imperatives in Middle East region;
  • British, not serving ‘special relationship’ - by speaking truth to power;
  • British government's inattentiveness to - decision-making process in Washington, in favour of invasion;
  • Britain, junior partner in US undertaking - US power being unrivalled at that time;
  • 9/II, a turning point - Blair's saying Britain would stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with United States in combating threats posed by al-Qaeda;
  • Britain's handling of Iraq crisis and invasion - placing it in a double bind;
  • US and Iraqi government force intervention - restoring central authority before British withdrawal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • New Labour's policy approach

  • 9/II was a turning point

  • Related implications