This September marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Luigi Bonanate, Giovanni Borgognone and Paolo Di Motoli discuss the main transformations intervened in international relations and in our knowledge of them. What emerges clearly is the dramatic absence of a shared and convincing project for a new global order. Debates and reflections on future challenges have not produced new theoretical and practical solutions to the structural deficiencies of international organizations. Moreover, the relationship between Islam and the West has seen an increase in demagoguery, xenophobia, intolerance and extremism.
Keywords: Islam, international relations, Unites States, terrorism, war