The UN-Led Multilateral Institutional Response to Jihadist Terrorism: Is a Global Counterterrorism Body Needed?

Author : Eric Rosand
Date : January 2007

This article, published in Journal of Conflict and Security Law, briefly outlines the current terrorist threat posed by militant Islamist radical terrorism and the complexity and evolving nature of the threat. The article summarizes the current capacity of multilateral institutions to contribute to the fight against terrorism. It concludes that maintaining international cooperation and the focus on capacity building and other nonmilitary counterterrorism measures, as well as the need to address the proliferation of counterterrorism bodies, highlights the need for an effective multilateral body at the center of the effort.

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