From the publisher’s website:
Into the Labyrinth…2001: The American Century has closed with a single Cold-War superpower standing and a pause in a conflict that some dubbed The End of History. It wasn’t. In the Middle East and South Asia, an Islamic revival was underway, while resentment spread due in part to US support for the regions’ anti-Soviet tyrannies. Thus erupted a new struggle against the West. Wealthy Saudi fanatic Usama bin Ladin declared holy war against America in 1996 and struck with spectacular terrorist attacks on US targets in East Africa in 1998 and Arabia in 2000.