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Terrorism and European Security Governance

Conference held in Florence on 16 June 2017

For quite many years, data-driven analysis and information regarding the terrorist risk Europe is facing has failed to reach opinion makers and mainstream audiences. This conference’s aim was dual: first to feed academic reflection about the analytical problems we face in the study of terrorism, and second, to frame and inform the public discussion on the security situation in Europe.

This event was organised by the Global Governance Programme and co-sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. 


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Terrorism and European Security Governance
‘Terrorism and European Security Governance’, edited by Andeas Gofas , 2018

This publication is based on a June 2017 workshop that was sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. Views expressed in it reflect the opinion of individual authors and should not be construed as representing an official position of NATO.

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Andreas Gofas
  • Understanding Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century. Richard English
  • The Interaction between Counterterrorism and Terrorist Groups. Isabelle Duyvesteyn
  • The New Crime-Terror Nexus in Europe. Rajan Basra & Peter R. Neumann
  • Jihadist Strategies on the Internet. Antonis Samouris
  • The Post 9/11 UK Counterterrorism Strategy. Jonathan Evans
  • Terrorism and the NATO Contribution. Jamie Shea
  • NATO Broods on Counter Terrorism. Juliette Bird
  • The Recent Development of Europol: An Alternative for a European FBI?!. Wil van Gemert 



Terror and counter-terror: Europe’s security dialectic‘, on the EUI Times (3 July 2017).



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