Author: Riaz Mohammad Khan
TEN years ago to the day, the world experienced in real time a spectacular act of violence committed by a new, elusive force, non-state actors, driven by rage and for an ill-defined purpose.
There has been greater carnage in the past, but the experience and the horror that gripped the world that day has undeniably become a defining moment for the new century that has transformed world affairs with far-reaching consequences which are not yet fully apparent.
Certain trends are visible but without a clear trajectory of development towards a future which is also being shaped by powerful forces of globalisation and information and technological revolutions. However, there is clarity on who have been the worst losers.