The Pugwash Newsletter:New York, September 10, 2001

Author
Jeffrey Boutwell, George Rathjens
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Abstract
The global effect of the September 11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, DC demonstrated yet again that, in today' s world, national security no longer is confined within national boundaries. Fully one-third of the more than 3,000 people killed in the attacks were non- Americans, citizens of more than 60 countries. The economic and social impacts of the terror attacks were similarly global; in addition to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US and worldwide, World Bank President James Wolfensohn estimated that that“ between 20,000 and 40,000 more children” would die, and millions of people would be “ condemned to live below the poverty line” because of the global recession that became more severe because of September 11.
Topic
Human Welfare, Nuclear Weapons
Political Geography
New York, Washington, Asia