UNODA Occasional Papers No.5: Terrorism and Disarmament, October 2001

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The Department for Disarmament Affairs, renamed United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in 2007 (UNODA) Occasional Papers is a series of ad hoc publications presenting, in edited form, papers or statements made at meetings, symposiums, seminars, workshops or lectures that deal with topical issues in the field of arms limitation, disarmament and international security. They are intended primarily for those concerned with these matters in Government, civil society and in the academic community.



Overview of the terrorist threat to international peace and security

I have been asked to deal with the implications of terrorism for international peace and security, and I am going to deal first with the escalation to mass terrorism. It is clear in the events of 11 September that we have crossed a terrible watershed for terrorism, which has been largely seen as a form of low-intensity conflict, very often of main concern to the governments of a particular country, as a relatively routine problem of security and law and order.


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