The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Project envisages a series of papers to be released over the next several months which will address the nature of NATO adaptation and the challenges it must overcome if it is to remain a viable and credible alliance for the peace and stability in the transatlantic area.
This report’s primary focus is the Salafi jihadist terrorist threat. Since 2014, there has been a significant increase in attacks by these groups and, in Europe alone, at least 274 civilians have been killed and over 1,000 wounded. Building on the experiences of foreign fighters, terrorist tactics are evolving rapidly to blend small, overlapping and informal networks of extremists capable of conducting both sophisticated and crude attacks.
After the years of shrinking defence budgets in most European countries, the idea of defence collaboration is widely considered a necessary tool for overcoming the problems with meeting the capability needs of today’s armed forces. The V4 group is not an exception. To read the full DAV4 III Expert Group Report click here.
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Kacper Rekawek, PhD is Head of Defence and Security Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute. Kacper was formerly at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, PISM where he worked as terrorism and counter-terrorism analyst. His time at PISM also included visiting fellowships at Royal United Services Institute, RUSI and Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS) in Cairo.