The chaos in Iraq since the 2003 American-led invasion has undermined the stature and credibility of the United States
in world affairs. Strategic Survey 2007: The Annual Review of World Affairs examines the effects of this loss of authority, finding that other countries are either seeking to take advantage of perceived weakness, or to reconsider their security arrangements. The book’s essays consider new evidence that al-Qaeda retains the ability to instigate global terrorism, and investigate the implications of climate change for international security. In region-by-region analysis of the events of the past year, Strategic Survey 2007 examines the latest moves in confrontations over Iranian and North Korean nuclear programmes, as well as in Iraq and the Middle East. Developments in Latin America, Africa, Russia and Asia are given full coverage, as well as the emergence of new leadership in Europe. The events of the past year are listed in a chronology, and the book is fully indexed.