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.
Raisi, the IRGC and Iran’s Future Direction of Travel
In partnership with MEP David Lega (EPP, Sweden) and MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew Europe, Belgium), the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Kasra Aarabi, Senior Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in the European Parliament. Aarabi and MEP Lega discussed a wide range of issues: Iran’s military and security forces with a focus on Shia Militias across the Middle East and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the rise of ‘Imam Sadeghis’ – a cohort of highly indoctrinated technocrats that are just as zealous as the IRGC - and the EU attempts to make sense of the Raisi government and negotiate a new nuclear deal in Vienna.
Islamist Ideology and Terrorism in the EU: Understanding the Threat from Within
After Toulouse, Brussels, Paris and now Copenhagen, the threat of Islamist terrorism has taken center stage in Europe. Much of the current discussion centers on better counterterrorism coordination and increased security, no doubt vital policy tools to deal with the...
Security in the Age of Terrorism
Now that Europe has entered the "age of terrorism“, it is time to hold our breath for a second and take stock. Suddenly we Europeans are learning what it means to live under threat and fear. We are forced to get used to seeing soldiers on the street and have our bags checked...
2nd Transatlantic Security Conference - Moving Beyond Polemics: The Real Value of the Transatlantic Relationship
Welcome and opening remarks
Hans H. Stein
Director, International Political Dialogue, FNF
Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute
Panel 1: Can the West trust Iran? (10:30-12:00)...
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism
The AJC Transatlantic Institute partnered with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe for our latest Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: “Balancing Security Versus Liberty in the Age of Global Terrorism.” The discussion is as salient now as ever, as policy makers juggle...
Panel Discussion: Squaring the Circle - Migrants, Integration and Values
Last month’s Brussels attacks have confirmed that the failure to integrate growing number of immigrants into our open societies can have tragic and murderous consequences.The integration of a large
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 opening remarks:
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 - Front Organizations, Financing, Propaganda and...
Terror, Asymmetric Conflicts and Failing States: European-Israeli Dialogue on National Security and Regional Stability
Rarely have the European Union and Israel shared so many common threats and interests as in this period of failing states, Islamist terrorism and porous borders. With a long experience in battling terrorism, Israel is confronted with an increasingly fragile and unpredictable...