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New Security Threats arising from Violent Non-state Actors by Jamie Shea (NATO)

  • All Souls College Wharton Room, All Souls College Oxford, OX1 4AL (map)

Dr Shea's talk will focus on NATO’s view of the evolution of the threat posed by a variety of non-state groups using coercion and violence and how Allies are adapting to meet this threat.  He will also focus on some of the capabilities that were developed  during the ISAF period in Afghanistan, such as counter-IED, biometrics and human network analysis and intelligence fusion, and how these can be useful in current operations.  Finally, he will comment on how NATO is attempting to help others to improve their capabilities to counter non-state groups using coercion and violence as part of its cooperation with the UN and defence capacity-building programmes.