Italy and Syria: Potentials and Contradictions

The EU has not yet been able to outline a consistent stance towards the recent developments in Syria. This is mainly due to the lack of a shared approach among the so called EU-3...

Understanding suicide attacks and what this means for counter-terrorism officials

The year 2016 has been a volatile one for combating terrorism around the globe. In January alone there were at least 24 documented suicide bombings in nine different countries causing more than 404 casualties...
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Global Extremism & South Asia

Covering an area of almost two million square miles and home to over a quarter of the world’s population, current regional and global developments between the West and South Asia necessitate greater security cooperation...

To Get Revolutionary in Procurement, Get Radical on Requirements

What does the Trump Administration have in mind for military procurement? We have been debating that question here at the Atlantic Council for weeks and months now. One tack that many Republicans around Washington DC have...
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Terrorism: developing counter-measures against an unidentified enemy

The work of the international summit on the fight against terrorism of 2005 led the UN General Assembly to adopt the first UN’s strategy against terrorism on July 8th 2006. This strategy entails an Action Plan that aims to counteract the development of conditions that favour terrorism, to combat it, take measures to reinforce States’ capacities, reinforce the UN’s role, and respect human rights in the fight against terrorism. In addition, the G8, the European Union, NATO, the Organization of American States and the Arab League have been acting in trying to determine the causes of extremism, identify its roots and counteract its negative effects.
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NATO: ATA and the Future of the Western Balkans

The full integration of the Western Balkans continues to be the goal of NATO and the European Union (EU). The countries of the region are currently at a turning point, and the role of...

The ISIS wave that’s yet to come & how the EU can face it...

Published on E!SHARP web page. 2017 is going to be a volatile year for combating terrorism around the globe. By this time last year, ISIS and its affiliates staged over 40 terrorist attacks in 9 different...

The Cybersecurity Conundrum

A quarter-century on, as whole new layers of a burgeoning digital economy like the Internet of Things (IoT) rest on it, the Internet faces an array of challenges from the Dark Side that its...

Libya Starts Over from the Fight against Terrorism

  The Libyan Political Agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco, on July 12 is the first significant result of the UN-sponsored negotiations on the crisis in Libya. After nine months of intense diplomatic activity, the UN...

Counter-Terrorism: the Balkan States and Croatia

Jihadist in the Balkans It is no doubt that there is a strong and prevalent Jihadist terrorist presence within South Eastern Europe and the Balkan region. Over the years we have seen attacks from...
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PRESIDENT'S OP-EDS

US Officials in Europe: A Glass Half-Full

By Former ATA President Ambassador Robert Hunter published by The European Institute.  Last week, the senior leadership of the new Trump Administration turned out in full...

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