Policy Brief

The G8’s Counterterrorism Action Group

Author : Eric Rosand
Date : May 2009

This policy brief argues that although the Group of Eight’s (G8) Counter-Terrorism Action Group (CTAG) has performed unevenly and largely failed to meet the goals set out for it, the mechanism still offers the best opportunity currently available for enhanced coordination of counterterrorism assistance. The brief outlines a series of possible options for maximizing CTAG’s effectiveness, including delinking CTAG from the Lyon-Roma Anti-Crime and Counterterrorism Group or even the G8 as a whole, expanding its membership, and expanding the CTAG mandate beyond narrow security-related issues.

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