Fighting Terror: Comparing Notes Across the Atlantic, Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, December 4, 2018   [open pdf - 706KB]

This is the December 4, 2018 briefing on "Fighting Terror: Comparing Notes across the Atlantic." From the opening statement of Richard Hudson: "Today's event is part and parcel to our engagement and the committee's good work and it represents one of the many lines of effort to ensure that the best expertise and experiences are available to the committee and the assembly as a whole as we tackle this important work. Ladies and gentlemen, as the terrorist threats have multiplied in their scope and scale, the 57 OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] members play an increasingly central role in facilitating the international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism, including addressing conditions that create fertile ground for terrorist groups to recruit. Today's event will, I hope, shed some light on where OSCE participating States converge and diverge on policies to counter terrorism and violent extremism. It will also highlight the positive work of the OSCE and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in this area. I'm looking forward to the discussion on the state of transatlantic counterterrorism cooperation and to hearing what policy responses and best practices emerge from this conversation today." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Hudson, Alex Tiersky, Bruce Hoffman, Leanne Erdberg, and Makis Voridis.

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