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Unpacking the Key Features of a Comprehensive Counterterrorism Approach by the UN Security Council

September 1, 2022

SFI published a Policy Brief by Dr. Bibi van Ginkel, in which she identifies key features of a comprehensive approach to preventing and countering terrorism, and questions whether the UN Security Council is capable of and willing to develop or contribute to these sort of solutions.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Michael Ali

UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Virtual Roundtable

August 3, 2022

The SFI team hosted representatives from the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact to discuss how UN Security Council counterterrorism activities have impacted their own work in HQ and in the field. Members of several UN organs were in attendance, including CTED, UNOCT, UN Women, UNODC, ODA, WHO, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights.

Assessing the Utility of the UN’s Terrorism Sanctions Regime 20 Years after 9/11

August 4, 2022

SFI published a Policy Brief by Howard Wachtel examining the UNSC's targeted counterterrorism sanctions program, informally known as the "1267 regime". Even 20 years after the development of this sanctions architecture, he says the UN's understanding of its impact remains limited, and recommends it evaluates the regime's purpose and outcomes in the modern security environment.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Counter-Terrorism & Peace Operations

July 12, 2022

Co-published by SFI and the RESOLVE Network, this Research Brief by Charles T. Hunt & Shannon Zimmerman draws on illustrative examples from the field to examine how the UNSC’s counterterrorism framework has impacted the mandates and practice of UN peace operations, particularly the large stabilization operations deployed in Africa. The brief concludes by providing recommendations to ensure that Security Council responses to terrorism and violent extremism do not unintentionally undermine the effectiveness of UN peace operations.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Harandane Dicko

Lessons from Africa

June 30,2022

Co-published by SFI and the RESOLVE Network, this Research Brief by Amanda Lucey analyzes the UN Security Council's efforts to mitigating the threat of terrorism in Africa, unpacks the African Union's approach to these issues, and looks at how these have impacted regional and national efforts on the ground before making recommendations on the way forward.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Gema Cortes

OIC Roundtable Discussion

June 7, 2022

Co-hosted with the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Indonesia and Tunisia to the UN, SFI convened a roundtable discussion with representatives from member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the impacts of the UN Security Council's counterterrorism activities over the past two decades on Muslim-majority countries and the OIC more broadly.