Ares & Athena – Issue 16 – NATO Today – Terrorism Future Trends

With the military defeat of so-called Islamic State in 2018, many experts and commentators expected the threat from terrorism to decline. But recent events have shown that terrorism will continue to affect NATO, and that member states need to remain vigilant and cooperative in reducing its potential impact. This article provides an overview of future trends and developments, with a particular emphasis on jihadist and far-right extremism, as well as new and emerging forms of extremism and state-sponsored terrorism.