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Terror – The Fear Profiteers

Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Nice, Berlin, Barcelona, London – the web of terror attacks across Europe is growing ever denser: “The fragments of images dissolve into each other, merging in the media perception into a gigantic phantasm – the phantasm of omnipresent violence.”  Nearly two decades after the twin attacks on the World Trade Center, the terrorists’ psychological strategy seems to work: “The fear of attacks lives in people’s minds, crawls through their imagination, and controls their expectations.” 

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The Power of Terrorism

Andreas Bock

Repressive counterterrorism measures turn the state into the terrorists’ accomplice.

Terrorists Need an Audience – How Terrorism Benefits from Digital Media

Jason Burke

Terrorism spreads fear and terror through propaganda of the deed – with the help of the media.

A Counterterrorist Role for National Armed Forces? Current Conflicts and Their Ethical Consequences

Bernhard Koch

The fight against terrorism needs precisely the rules that terrorism seeks to destroy.

The Prohibition of Torture as a Test Case for Security Policy Based on the Rule of Law

Heiner Bielefeldt

There are red lines which a state governed by the rule of law must not cross.

The Shortsightedness of Fear-Based Counterterrorism Policies that Violate Human Rights: Learning from the U.S. Experience

Rita Siemion
Adam Jacobson

Rash anti-terror measures prove ineffective and place a strain on foreign relations.   

Why Are Young Europeans Joining the Jihad?

Jürgen Manemann

Radicalization’s main causes are psychological and social.   

The Only Human Right and the Hope for Europe, According to Hannah Arendt

René Torkler

The European Union should secure refugees’ rights. 

Special: Germany's Counterterrorism Strategies

Terrorism – a Global Challenge
. The transnational dangers of ideologically driven violence

Martin Lammert

State countermeasures are only effective if they are embedded in internationally coordinated strategies.

"Freedom and Security Are Not Contradictory"

Carsten Stawitzki

Soldiers act in the context of the networked approach and serve a peace logic. Not least, they need an ethical foundation on which their profession is built.