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.


Time to Call-Off the Drones

Dr. Ian Davis, director of NATO Watch 


The Gaza Incident

NATO Naval Movements in Eastern Mediterranean 

Carlo de Hennin, Geneva