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Establishing collective counter-terrorism defense: NATO’s scope and challenges - 3 February 2022

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Chairs: Dr Aviva Guttmann, Visiting Researcher in Intelligence and International Security, War Studies Department

Dr Hager Ben Jaffel, Research associate at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris

Speakers: Agnes E. Venema and Amy Ertan

This is a Women’s Intelligence Brown Bag Network event 

It has been 20 years since the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) invoked Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty for the first, and so far only, time. While this collective self-defense reaction represented a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, fighting in a war on terror is not something the Alliance was built to do from the outset. Coinciding with Secretary General Stoltenberg’s presentation of the NATO 2030 initiative this year, Agnes E. Venema, Amy Ertan and Dr Hager Ben Jaffel will explore how NATO has adapted to the reality of sustained engagement in counter-terrorism operations, a task that in many countries falls within the remit of law enforcement or intelligence agencies, rather than within the military domain.

The seminar will build on the presenters’ analysis published in Atlantisch Perspectief (2021) to reflect on expectations for the  refreshed counter-terrorism action plan (currently due), exploring how far the plan is consistent with, or an evolution of, existing concepts.

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Aviva Guttmann

Aviva Guttmann

Visiting Researcher in Intelligence and International Security


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3 February 2022

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