African Counterterrorism Cooperation

Assessing Regional and Subregional Initiatives

Andre Le Sage

Africa is a continent of growing strategic importance in the global war on terrorism. Over the past decade, it has seen a significant number of terrorist attacks and operations, both north and south of the Sahara.
Publication date:
October 2007
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781597971768

Dimensions : 230 X 150 cm
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£30.00
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ISBN : 9781597971775

Dimensions : 230 X 150 cm
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Overview
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• A comprehensive investigation of the significance of Africa in the War on Terror

Africa is a continent of growing strategic importance in the global war on terrorism. Over the past decade, it has seen a significant number of terrorist attacks and operations, both north and south of the Sahara. Many of these attacks have been led by, co-ordinated with, or purported to be in support of al Qaeda, but others have been launched by African organisations without significant external support.

"African Counterterrorism Cooperation”provides an overview of terrorist threats in each African economic region and examines terrorism and counterterrorism efforts on the continent as a whole. Drawn largely from papers presented by distinguished experts at a recent conference sponsored by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, this volume comprises chapters on terrorism threats and vulnerabilities in Africa, the roles of the African Union and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, counterterrorism measures in East Africa, terrorism threats and responses in the Southern African Development Community Region, and counterterrorism initiatives in the Economic Community of West African States. The final chapter offers an overview of U.S. support for African counterterrorism efforts. Edited by Dr. Andre Le Sage and with a foreword by Gen. Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret.).