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Smart power can be a useful approach to countering terrorism, but what does â€˜smart counter terrorism’ look like?
How ‘smart’ have we been about countering terrorism and how can counter terrorism be made smarter? The presentation by the EU Centre at RMIT with Dr Anne Aly as speaker.
The traditional divide in counter terrorism has been between two approaches loosely categorised as hard and soft. Hard counter terrorism encompasses the range of strategies that use coercive means to deter or prevent terrorism. Soft counter terrorism is seen to take a more preventative approach through the application of soft power measures to target the root causes of terrorism.
Joseph Nye, who first introduced the term ‘soft power’ in 1990, describes it as the ability to achieve one’s goals through persuasion or attraction rather than through inducements or threats. The term ‘soft power’ has become widely used to reference instruments of civil society that are vested in its culture, political values and foreign policies.
In 2003, Nye coined the term ‘smart power’ to describe the effective combination of both hard and soft power. Smart power can also be a useful approach to countering terrorism- but what does ‘smart counter terrorism’ look like? How ‘smart’ have we been about countering terrorism and how can counter terrorism be made smarter?
Speaker: Dr Anne Aly, ECR fellow at Curtin University’s Faculty of Humanities.
Getting thereVenue:Council Chamber, Building 1, Level 2,124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Enter via 124 La Trobe or Bowen Street