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Terrorism & Radicalism

Countering Global Terrorism and Exposing the Islamist Ideology.

Terrorism and its underlying Islamist ideology pose a civilizational challenge to the West and Europe in particular. Beyond the immediate security threat of mass casualty attacks, the worldview inspiring terrorism constitutes also a major obstacle to the integration of immigrant communities.

A successful counter-terrorism strategy is therefore not only a matter of improving police and intelligence work, as important as those tasks are, but also requires an effective counter-radicalization strategy.

To defeat terrorism and its underlying worldview we can’t though focus only on violent extremism but must also tackle those groups that may officially reject violence and yet still propagate goals and values that are incompatible with our liberal democracies. It is their views and ideas that lead to the creation of parallel societies, thus undermining social cohesion, and prepare the ideological groundwork for the jihadis.

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July 17, 2018

The Geopolitical Role of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean:Regional Stability, Energy Security and Counterterrorism

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his...
May 17, 2018

Terrorist Structures in Europe - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and Recruitment

The AJC Transatlantic Institute and the CSU Brussels, in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), co-hosted a working breakfast in the European Parliament entitled “Terrorist Structures in Europe -...
September 28, 2016

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17/07/2018

Foreign Minister of Cyprus at AJC TAI

We were excited to host the Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to discuss about future collaborations on security and energy in the Euro Med region.

17/07/2018

Remarks by H.E. Nikos ChristodoulidesMinister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

Hosted by the AJC Transatlantic Institute, H.E. Nikos Christodoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, spoke to a select audience of Ambassadors, EU diplomats, and journalists. Below is the transcript of his remarks: 

Dear friends...

17/05/2018

MEP Monika Hohlmeier on Terrorism in Europe

On May 17, 2018, the AJC Transatlantic Institute and CSU Brussels, in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy, hosted an event entitled “Terrorist Structures in Europe - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and Recruitment” in the European Parliament. Speakers included Udo...

17/05/2018

TAI Director Daniel Schwammenthal on Terrorist Structures in Europe

On May 17, 2018, the AJC Transatlantic Institute and CSU Brussels, in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy, hosted an event entitled “Terrorist Structures in Europe - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and Recruitment” in the European Parliament. Speakers included Udo...

22/02/2018

AJC Welcomes MEP Letter Calling for EU To List Entire Hezbollah As A Terror Group  

Brussels – 22 February 2018 – AJC welcomes a letter signed by 60 Members of the European Parliament calling on the European Union Foreign Affairs Council to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.

Co-initiated by Anders...

25/01/2018

An Impossible Balancing Act? The EU's Policy on Saudi Arabia and Iran

On January 25, 2018 the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted a discussion on Iran and Saudi Arabia at the European Parliament. Speakers included Anders Vistisen, Member of the European Parliament (ECR), Bas Belder, Member of the European Parliament (ECR), Dr. Abdulla Mosa Al Tayer, Chaiman of...

27/09/2017

Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled at EU Parliament Glorifies Terrorism

Only weeks after the European Parliament voted to form a special committee on terrorism, Leila Khaled, active member of the EU-designated terror group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was on 26 September 2017 cheered on by MEP Javier Cuoso after her...

28/09/2016

Jan Jambon Discusses Israel's Support to Belgium after the 2016 Brussels Attacks

Watch the Belgian Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, discuss at our event in with EU40 "Security in the Age of Terrorism" how Belgium was inspired by Israeli expertise.

Shortly after the Brussels Attacks in March 2016, Israeli security experts...

03/05/2016

Video: Dr. Peter Spoor on EU-Israel Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Dr. Peter Spoor, Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, discusses the deepening cooperation between the EU and Israel on combating terrorism. The interview was filmed on the sidelines of the European-Israeli Dialogue on National Security and Regional Stability on 3 May...

03/05/2016

Saad on Radicalism and Terrorism in Europe

In the aftermath of the terror attacks that shook Brussels in March 2016, Chief Commissioner of the Brussels Police, Saad Amrani, analyses the roots of Islamic radicalism in Europe and how the ideology is rapidly finding new followers among young Muslims. ...