Is International Cooperation on Terrorism a Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

A volunteer paints over a mural reading "Now the fighting begins" that had been displayed by the so-called Islamic State, Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 30, 2017 (AP photo by Khalid Mohammed).
A volunteer paints over a mural reading "Now the fighting begins" that had been displayed by the so-called Islamic State, Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 30, 2017 (AP photo by Khalid Mohammed).
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MARRAKECH, Morocco—Tensions among governments over how to prevent terrorism are evident, from the confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to clamp down on migration to disputes between neighbors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over border controls. But the will to cooperate is strong. The challenges center around mismatches in legal authorities and capabilities, and the ever-changing nature of the enemy. Both trends were on display at the annual Marrakech Security Forum this past week, where security officials and experts from Arab, African and European countries gathered to discuss the obstacles they face, but also the progress they’ve […]

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