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June 2009

Enhancing Counterterrorism Cooperation in Eastern Africa

This article provides an overview of the terrorist threat and vulnerabilities in eastern Africa, and of the capacity of governments to respond. The article highlights the lack of sub-regional counterterrorism cooperation. It concludes that counterterrorism efforts in eastern Africa need to be grounded in the needs and priorities of countries in the sub-region and that more must be done by key counterterrorism donors, UN agencies, and others not only to enhance the security-related capacities of countries in the sub-region but to address the underlying conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism there as well.

© 2009 Institute for Security Studies (ISS)



Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar, Jason Ipe