21 April 2021
The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue issued a report entitled “An Insight on the Democrats’ Counterterrorism Policy”
The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue issued today on the 21st of April 2021, a report entitled “An Insight on the Democrats’ Counterterrorism Policy”. The report focuses solely on the new democrats’ administration strategy to counter terrorism. The report shed’s the light on Biden’s rhetoric on terrorism as a non-existential threat to the United States of America. The report then finds it necessary to first analyze the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance in order to understand Biden’s measures to counter terrorism, as it reveals U.S agenda national security priorities, where terrorism no longer remains an existential threat to the United States of America. The report observes that the U.S. national security threats in the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance is divided as follows; threats without borders, challenges to democracies by anti-democratic forces on a national and international level, change in the distribution of power, shortcomings in the current international liberal order, and finally artificial intelligence. Finally, the report reveal how Biden’s administration deprioritized the Middle East and how it sought to gradually limit its own powers in its fight against terrorism, through many forms; withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, limiting the use of military force, ending war in Yemen, and repealing the 2001 Authorization for use of Military Force (AUFM). The report concludes that terrorism is no longer constituted as an existential threat to the United States of America; rather the primary threat to U.S. national security interests emerge from the growing rivalry with mainly China and Russia.