Evaluating CT-Sahel: a flagship projet of the EU’s efforts to counter terrorism

I have twice reviewed the EU Contre Terrorisme Sahel intervention (CT Sahel), a project funded by the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) (formerly Instrument of Stability (IfS)) of the European Union (EU). The principle objective of the programme is to “support national capacities to combat terrorism and organised crime, and reinforce regional co-operation.”[1] The…

Innovations in International Cooperation to Counter Cybercrime: The Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce

Without significant cooperation between nations and the adoption of new strategies, law enforcement will be left behind, fighting 21st century crime with 19th century tools. Cybercrime has challenged policing capacity in unprecedented ways, demanding increasing cooperation between states, and requiring a more effective investigation capacity. The J-CAT is a Member States led initiative facilitated by…