Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Transnationalizing the Study of the United States
Responses to US Intervention and Anti US Sentiments
The following are the categorical resources that are relevant to the study of the historical precedent and global consequences of the post-9/11 war on terror.
Reich, Simon, and Mark Aspinwall. “The Paradox of Unilateralism: Institutionalizing Failure In U.S.-Mexican Drug Strategies.” Norteamérica 8, no. 2 (2013): 7-39.
Argues that in regards to the US war on drugs in Mexico they implement policy that one would assume would lead to a certain level of control of the Mexican state. The authors argue that there is a level of resistance by the Mexican state as it derails specific US initiatives.
Velázquez Flores, Rafael. “La Política Exterior De Estados Unidos Hacia México Bajo La Administración De Barack Obama: Cambios Y Continuidades.” Norteamérica 6, no. 2 (2011): 85-113.
Article argues that despite Obama’s position as president there was no real change in relation to the position that the US took toward Mexico.
Gerges, Fawaz A. ISIS : A History. Princeton ; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016.
The third chapter of this book follows the history of ISIS’s creation, mainly due to the power vacuum left after the invasion of Iraq by the U.S.
Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
Rashid traces Bin Laden’s story and how the US’s arming Afghan Militia during the Cold War facilitated the creation of Taliban.
Bow, Brian, and Arturo Santa-Cruz. “Mexican Anti-Americanism And Regional Integration in North America.” Norteamérica 6, no. 2 (2011): 35-66.
Explores the anti-US sentiment in Mexico and where it stems from specifically after 9/11.
Aparicio, M. “Introducción El Estados Unidos de Trump: ¿Una era perdida?.” Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 14(2), 2019.
Argues that Trump as president has led to a shift in US politics in regards to international diplomacy that depends more on aggression.
Abdel-Fattah Randa. Coming of Age in the War on Terror. New South Books, 2020.
In Coming of Age in the War on Terror, Randa Abdel-Fattah interrogates the impact of all this on young people’s political consciousness and their trust towards adults and the societies they live in. Drawing on local interviews but global in scope, this book is the first to examine the lives of a generation for whom the rise of the far-right and the growing polarization of politics seem normal.“Exception(s) to the Rule(s): Civilian Harm, Oversight, and Accountability in the Shadow Wars.” Center for Civilians in Conflict, 2020.