OSCE reactions to the security threats of the XXI century
§1. Combating terrorism
Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center in New York and on Pentagon in Washington, caused shock and condemnation among the population of the whole world. Overnight, terrorists dominated international thinking. Many international bodies had included fight against terrorism in their action programs, but now this issue became a major priority . The United Nations Organization, the European Council, NATO, the European Union, OSCE – all these international bodies declared their determination to fight against terrorism and initiated counteraction measures.
UN have begun to pay special attention to the fight against terrorism since 1960. UN adopted a series of declarations and conventions concerning the issue. The Security Council dealt with terrorism in a more specific way, including Osama bin Laden and Talibans from Afghanistan, etc. After September 1...