A genealogy of Norwegian counterterrorism
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A genealogy of Norwegian counterterrorism book
This chapter provides an overview of Norway’s approach to both domestic and international counterterrorism. It shows how Norway initially implemented counterterrorism legislation on the basis of international events and actors, although it had not yet suffered an attack, nor was it faced with a discernible threat. Special attention is given to Norway’s international strategy of counterterrorism, which is clearly shaped by the country’s historic role in peace diplomacy. This situation has contributed to the eager implementation of UN resolutions, which have been instrumental in reforming Norway’s counterterrorism measures and laws. The main document articulating the international counterterrorism strategy shows a good understanding of the connection between the political context and terrorism, and interviews with key diplomats and policy makers have further solidified this notion.