Counter Terrorism

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Research by the RAND Corporation into the case histories of 648 terrorist organisations that carried out attacks between 1968 and 2006 found that only 7 percent were successfully eliminated through direct military force. This is in contrast to 43 percent who dropped their violent activities after some form of political accommodation and 40 percent who were broken up successfully through some combination of local community policing, infiltration, and prosecution. NATO counter-terrorism policy should focus on international cooperation to improve the intelligence base, strengthen civilian law enforcement capabilities, restrict terrorist access to funds and weapons, and reduce the root causes driving people to radical violence. Specialised counter-terrorism forces should have clearly defined doctrines, rules of deployment and engagement, and effective parliamentary oversight. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Counter-Terrorism policy area.

3rd
Feb
2015

After the official end of combat operations in Afghanistan, what are NATO’s priority tasks?

By Dr Ian Davis
 
At a flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul on 28 December NATO marked the end of it’s combat role in Afghani
21st
Oct
2014

NATO to help train Iraq's military?

2nd
Sep
2014

Hybrid Wars and Hollow Words: A Preview of the NATO Wales Summit

For Immediate Release: 2 September 2014

Contact: Dr. Ian Davis | +44 (0)7887 782389

30th
Aug
2014

Reckless Consequences of the Iraq War

31st
May
2014

NATO's largest JISR exercise in Norway: Unified Vision 2014

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch