About The Book
“Web of Control” is a meticulously researched and eye-opening investigation that unveils the intricate web of surveillance and control that the United States has woven across the international landscape. This book takes readers on a journey through the hidden infrastructure of global networks, including fiber optic cables and obscure payment systems, which the U.S. has leveraged to maintain its global supremacy.
After the events of 9/11, these networks, initially established for counterterrorism efforts, have evolved into tools of domination that extend far beyond security concerns. Multinational corporations like AT&T and Citicorp play pivotal roles in building and operating these networks, simultaneously pursuing profit and enabling government control.
The book sheds light on contemporary headlines related to trade wars, sanctions, and technology disputes, revealing them as mere surface manifestations of a deeper struggle for empire. Through a series of true stories, groundbreaking research, and original reporting, authors Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman illustrate how seemingly ordinary aspects of the post-Cold War economy have become arenas of subterfuge and coercion.
America’s global dominance is maintained through a vast network of surveillance and control.
Networks like fiber optic cables and payment systems have been weaponized for both economic and security purposes.
Multinational corporations unwittingly aid in the government’s efforts to exert dominance.
Current global conflicts are symptoms of a larger struggle for power in the international arena.
The book calls for awareness and action to prevent this new arms race from spiraling out of control.
“Amidst the hidden threads of surveillance and the covert levers of control, there exists the potential for a future where cooperation and transparency replace coercion and secrecy. It is within our power to shape a world where shared prosperity and security prevail.”