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.

22nd
Nov
2013

Time to establish a 'No Spy Zone' in NATO?

By Dr Ian Davis, NATO Watch Director

22 November 2013

26th
Sep
2013

NATO Drones - the 'game-changers'

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

Surveillance drones – for now

30th
Jul
2013

SACUR calls for greater defence spending in Europe

and for a security agreement with Afghanistan

5th
Jul
2013

NATO builds cyber defence firewall

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

14th
Dec
2012

New Special Forces HQ open for business

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

2nd
Oct
2012

NATO Pursues Unified Biothreat Alert Mechanism

Source: Global Security Newswire, 2 October 2012

20th
Sep
2012

Imran Khan leads Gandhian non-violent resistance in Pakistan