Cultural Writing. Before September 11, globalization and the threat from weapons of mass destruction were the greatest challenges the world faced. Now we must add the problem of global terrorism. Dan Plesch, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies and founder of the British American Security Council, was often seen on the BBC and CNN following the attacks. His theoretical and practical experience is evident in this important and timely pamphlet: he makes a powerful, cogent, and radical analysis of the relationship between globalization, the weapons trade, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism (all in the light of US security strategies), and also presents a group of specific policy measures as a solution to the daunting problems facing the world.