Western Countries Against the Terrorist Threat in Asia and Africa. According to the Materials of the Seminar of the Center of Scientific Information Studies on Global and Regional Issues INION (November 8, 2018)

Bitkova T.G., Manoylo A.V., Novikova O.N., Parkhalina T.G., Sidorov A.S., Trunov Ph.O. , Shcherbakova Yu.A.


In current situation the stable functioning of the developed states in the world is increasingly determined by their capacities to counter security challenges coming from the unstable countries. The vast majority of the latter are located in Asia and Africa. In this context the analytical overview explores the experience of the states (first all Western states) in the armed conflicts regulation. In some cases the sites of the armed conflicts are the units of international terrorism. The scientific paper explores their evolution in the 2010s and evaluates the experience of military operations against the militarized forces of international terrorism units (based on the operation of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria). The overview explores the key forms and methods of armed forces use in the struggle against international terrorism in combination with the use of diplomatic and economic tools having in mind the example of the key NATO member states (the USA, France, Germany). The paper underlines the key components of modern US strategy towards Afghanistan. These components include the growth of own military effort, the stirring up of Afghan national security forces, the reconciliation of national elites and more active participation of important regional players (first of all India and Pakistan). The authors pay special attention to the questions of political contacts with the Taliban movement as one of the instruments of stabilization in Afghanistan. The scientific research explores the experience of the use of French armed forces in Mali (the operations «Serval» and «Barhan»). The overview evaluates the opportunities of France and its partners (first of all Germany) for stabilization in 5 Sahel countries (Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad). The scientific research explores the features of the use of Bundeswehr in peacemaking and peacekeeping in the Balkans, Central Asia (on the example of Afghanistan) and Africa (the example of Mali). The review pays special attention to the Eastern European attitude towards terrorism (the examples of Romania and the Czech Republic). The scientific paper concludes with intermediate results and perspective goals of regulation of armed conflicts with the participation of international terrorist structures.


armed conflicts; international terrorism; regulation; USA; France; Germany; Romania; Czech Republic.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2019.03.13

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