The G8’s Counterterrorism Action Group: A Stock-Taking and the Need for Reform

Author : Global Center on Cooperative Security
Date : November 2009

More than eight years after the 11 September 2001 attacks, the need for more effective multilateral coordination and cooperation among the increasing number of counterterrorism donors remains significant. The G8’s Counterterrorism Action Group (CTAG), established at the Evian summit in 2003, continues to offer the best available opportunity for donors to coordinate their efforts and for strategic thinking among major donors about engaging in different countries or regions, assessing the effectiveness of capacity-building assistance to date, and fine-tuning approaches going forward. This paper takes stock of the group’s efforts to date and identifies a number of short- and long-term reforms that CTAG members should consider adopting to enhance the group’s effectiveness.

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