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.

30th
Nov
2011

Pakistan to shun Bonn conference over NATO attack

11th
Sep
2011

9/11: Ten Years After

 

7th
Jul
2011

Adieu, Robert Gates, Master of War

Robert Gates used his last policy speech as US Defence Secretary on June 10 to launch a blistering attack on NATO

26th
Nov
2010

NATO Reform Lite: An Evaluation of the Lisbon Summit (Part I)

Original publication date: 
Fri, 11/26/2010 (All day)


  • New Alliance blueprint oversold as a transformation – NATO 3.0 – when much of it is a slow-cooking evolution

21st
Oct
2010

Weapon of choice in the 21st century

Original publication date: 
Thu, 10/21/2010 (All day)

Letter in the Financial Times


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/47d9366e-dcae-11df-84f5-00144feabdc0.html