EPRS Strategy By / December 16, 2016

The EU and the fight against terrorism [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and in Brussels and Nice this year,…

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Written by Marcin Grajewski,
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Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and in Brussels and Nice this year, the European Union is moving ahead with its Security Union concept to help strengthen internal security cooperation, combat terrorism and prevent youth radicalisation. As part of anti-terrorist efforts, the European Parliament and the Council are finalising work on Directives on Combatting Terrorism and on Firearms. The European Commission is to make final proposals under the terrorist financing Action Plan, including on the criminalisation of money laundering. This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from major international think tanks on terrorism in Europe and the EU’s response to it. More studies on the topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What think tanks are thinking’. Crime and terror in Europe: Where the nexus is alive and well International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, December 2016 Stopping ISIS from luring people into terrorism German Marshall Fund, December 2016 Global terrorism index 2016 Institute for Economics and Peace, November 2016 A “Linkage-Based” approach to combating militant Islamist propaganda: A two-tiered framework for practitioners International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, November 2016 How West Africa became fertile ground for AQIM and ISIS Carnegie Europe, November 2016 Counterterrorism in Belgium: Key challenges and policy options Egmont, October 2016 Reforming Transatlantic counter-terrorism GLOBSEC Policy Institute, October 2016 Women in Daesh: Jihadist ‘cheerleaders’, active operatives? European Union Institute for Security Studies, October 2016 The struggle against Islamist terrorism: Franco-German and European responses Notre Europe, Jacques Delors Institute, October 2016 Views from around the globe: Countering violent extremism Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 2016 Europe’s new counter-terror wars European Council on Foreign Relations, October 2016 Al-Qaeda still threatens Europe: How the U.S. can – and should – help Heritage Foundation, October 2016 Fear not: A critical perspective on the terrorist threat in Europe Egmont, September 2016 Quelle politique de déradicalisation face à la génération Daech Egmont, September 2016 Foreign terrorist fighters: German islamists in Syria and Iraq and what can be done about them George C. Marshall, European Center for Security Studies, September 2016 An EU terrorist finance tracking system Royal United Services Institute, September 2016 Unveiling the structure of unconventional organized crime investigating and prosecuting criminal networks within and beyond European borders Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, September 2016 Jihadist terrorism 15 years after 9/11: A threat assessment New America Foundation, September 2016 Is terrorism contagious?  Egmont, August 2016 Understanding the current wave of terrorism Egmont, August 2016 Countering extortion racketeering: The Italian experience Center for the Study of Democracy, July 2016 Defeating” ISIS: The real threats and challenges Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 2016 The Nice attack and the limits of security responses Clingendael, July 2016 The vicious cycle of French terrorism Brookings Institution, July 2016 Civilian crisis management: Towards a new paradigm European Union Institute for Security Studies, July 2016 Expanding the concept of terrorism: Possible interpretations after the Orlando shooting Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 2016 La Sentinelle égarée ? L’armée de Terre face au terrorisme Institut français des relations internationales, Juny 2016 Lessons from history for counter-terrorism strategic communications International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, June 2016 Converts and Islamist terrorism: An introduction International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, June 2016 A brief history of propaganda during conflict: Lessons for counter-terrorism strategic communications International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, June 2016 Can Europe Counter New Terrorist Threats? Carnegie Europe, June 2016 The fall-out from the Brussels terrorist attacks European Policy Centre, June 2016

Visit the European Parliament page on ‘The EU’s fight against terrorism‘.


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