International Terrorism

CONTEST (2009): An Evaluation of Revisions to the UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy with a Special Focus on the CBRNE Threat (ARI)

Frank Gregory. ARI 130/2009 - 11/9/2009. Go to Spanish version

A much expanded version of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST (based around the four CT objectives of: Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare), was published in March 2009.


Closing Remarks by Mr. Jiri Šedivý

Jiri Šedivý. 23/7/2009.

Closing remarks by Ambassador Jiri Šedivý, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, at the Seminar ‘Civil Society Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights’ organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Elcano Royal Institute, and held in Madrid from 15 to 16 June 2009.


International Terrorism and the Rule of Law

Hisashi Owada. 24/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

Keynote speech by the President of the International Court of Justice Hisashi Owada at the Seminar ‘Civil Society Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights’ organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Embassy of Switzerland and and the Elcano Royal Institute and held in Madrid from 15 to 16 June 2009.


Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Enrique Múgica Herzog. (Translated from Spanish) - 16/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

Speech by the Spanish Ombudsman Enrique Múgica Herzog at the Seminar ‘Civil Society Civil Society Facing the Consequences of Terrorism: Victims of Terrorism, Civil Liberties and Human Rights’ organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Elcano Royal Institute and held in Madrid from 15 to 16 June 2009.


Al-Qaeda Terrorism and Islamist Extremism in East Africa (ARI)

Ángel Rabasa. ARI 96/2009 - 5/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

Chaos in Somalia has created opportunities that have been exploited by radical groups with links to al-Qaeda.


Global Terrorism: A Polymorphous Phenomenon (ARI)

Fernando Reinares. ARI 65/2009 - 21/4/2009.

This ARI describes and analyses the various components observed in the current web of global terrorism. The risks and threats that terrorism related directly or indirectly to al-Qaeda pose for a given country or region of the world depend on how the various components eventually combine.


Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.


Iran and its Proxy Hezbollah: Strategic Penetration in Latin America (WP)

Ely Karmon. WP 18/2009 - 8/4/2009.

Since his inauguration in 2005, Iran’s foreign policy focus has shifted from Africa to Latin America in order to, as Ahmadinejad puts it, ‘counter lasso’ the US.


Challenges in Strengthening the International Regime to Combat the Financing of Terrorism (WP)

Concepción Verdugo-Yepes. WP 9/2009 - 17/2/2009.

This paper’s aim is to emphasise the challenges faced by international cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism. It reviews the existing weaknesses and failures of each group of stakeholders participating in the CFT strategy. Finally, the paper concludes by pointing out which challenges must be confronted and which actions should be taken for enhancing international cooperation.


The Evolving Threat from Jihadist Terrorism in Turkey (ARI)

Guido Steinberg. ARI 26/2009 - 16/2/2009.

If the trend towards the integration of Turkish Jihadists into larger transnational networks continues, the threat from Jihadist terrorism is likely to grow in Turkey and in countries in which there are sizable Turkish diaspora communities.