ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed in Eurojust Newsletter
On 4 October 2017, Eurojust News featured an interview with ICCT Acting Director Dr. Alastair Reed. The interview questions ranged from: the added value of think tanks for EU agencies in a counter-terrorism context, to the Foreign Terrorist Fighter threat and the implication of recent attacks committed by ‘lone wolves’. On the most important counter-terrorism challenge facing the European Union, Reed states it is the “residual problem of preventing governments from falling into the terrorist’s “provocation trap” in which the State reaction to terrorist events plays straight into the terrorist’s hands with divisive rhetoric and draconian countermeasures that amplify the population’s sense of threat (whether posed by the government or terrorism itself).”
Read the full interview here on page 11.