The Jigsaw in Pieces
Over the past three years - the most dynamic period in foreign affairs since the collapse of Communism - we have tried to document the diplomatic developments following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by talking to as many of those directly involved as possible.
Key players on the international scene talk about the crises of the past year, focusing on the interconnected issues of terrorism, war in Iraq, progress on the Middle East peace process and the nuclear programme in Iran.
Presenter Edward Stourton tells the diplomatic story of the past 12 months from the perspective of those who took part.
The first chapter is the period from the terrible events of September 11th to President Bush’s memorable challenge to the UN at the General Assembly; the period covered by the BBC World Service series The Diplomatic Jigsaw broadcast in September 2002.
This chapter now appears as a unique moment of diplomatic history; all the usual rules of international relations simply melted away.
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