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Terrorism & Security Governance

terrorism and security governanceOn 22 June the Robert Schuman Centre, in line with its mission to promote policy dialogue with the world of practice, held a discussion titled ‘Terrorism and Security Governance’ involving both well-known academics in the field as well as officials from the European CommissionNATO, and Europol

Terrorism poses both a policy and an analytical challenge. Yet, if we are to respond effectively to the policy challenge we need first to respond effectively to the analytical challenge. At the same time, 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. In this light, the aim of the  ‘Terrorism and Security Governance’ Forum is 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.

The event’s programme is available here.




Keynote Address: Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union   




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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 considered 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 Counterterrorism. 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.
‘Terrorism and European Security Governance’, Conference held in Florence, 16 June 2017