How has the world changed in the five years since the murderous terror strikes of September 11? Are America and the west safer now, or less secure? Are the terrorists winning? In a series of daily reports from tomorrow to next Monday's anniversary, the SCMP examines key issues and assesses the shape of our new world order.
Read the full series starting tomorrow
The day the world changed: could September 11 be said to have started a third world war?
WEDNESDAY The hunt for bin Laden: why wasn't he caught, and is he still a danger?
THURSDAY The current threats: Can the war on terror be won?
FRIDAY A city rises from the ashes: how New York recovered
SATURDAY Neo-cons: how their hands have been strengthened
SUNDAY A HK survivor's story
MONDAY In memoriam: the victims and how their families have picked up the pieces