Fighting Terrorists, Targeting the Roots of Contemporary Terrorism

Author : Eric Rosand
Date : January 2008

This article, published in The InterDependent as part of a series on “What the UN Can and Cannot Do Alone,” argues that despite the United Nations’ inability to define terrorism and other shortcomings, it has a crucial role in addressing the multidimensional threat of terrorism, namely in establishing norms, facilitating technical cooperation between states, and in providing assistance to improve the capacity of all states to combat terrorism.

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