The Failure to Eliminate Terrorism

  • Ryszard ZiębaEmail author
Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)


The fifth chapter analyzes the fight against terrorism. As the principal participants of the Euro-Atlantic security system view terrorism as the main threat, they took action unilaterally and undertook multilateral cooperation to combat this trans-border danger. The author shows the War on Terror, proclaimed in 2001 by the USA, as mostly unsuccessful. He views the EU’s actions in this respect similarly. NATO-Russian collaboration in fighting terrorism was relatively successfully but did not produce large scale effects. In contrast, the fast-growing and intensive cooperation in fighting terrorism between Russia and CIS countries brought noticeable results. Generally, the author concludes that participants in the Euro-Atlantic security system are not coping with this dangerous phenomenon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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