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Reassessing Belgium’s “Failed” Counterterrorism Policy. Egmont Commentary, 22 March 2018

Coolsaet, Rik and Renard, Thomas (2018) Reassessing Belgium’s “Failed” Counterterrorism Policy. Egmont Commentary, 22 March 2018. [Policy Paper]

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    Following the terrorist attacks in Paris (November 2015) and Brussels (March 2016), Belgium was subject to numerous criticisms. Belgium-bashing has now passed out of fashion, but it continues to shape the perception of the country’s counterterrorism policies in some circles. Such biased perceptions fail to recognize the major developments that have taken place over the past few years, however. In spite of its small size and limited resources, Belgium is at the forefront of many initiatives against violent extremism.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Belgian diplomacy, EU strategy and foreign policy, Terrorism
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Belgium
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > terrorism
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 14:10
    Number of Pages: 6
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 14:10

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