In a changed atmosphere wherein non-state actors pose greater threat to the mankind than ever in the past, there is need of a common global treaty instead of more than a dozen existing ones to fight terrorism, international experts have said.
“There is need of a single global treaty instead of currently existing 14 different ad-hoc and piecemeal international treaty,” said Prof Ved Nanda, a well-known international expert and author of international law on terror. Nanda and other experts were speaking at a day-long panel discussion on terrorism in the US capital on Friday organised by Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS USA).
David Sterman, a researcher at New America Organization, studied data sets of surveillance of USA’s home grown terrorism and monitoring. He concluded that community tips and traditional intelligence are far more effective to identify conclusive triggers than surveillance monitoring along with social media monitoring of terror networks.
During the day-long conference, Glenn Carle, ex-CIA officer and an author of The Interrogator, discussed how vested interests of different nations as well as geo-political and historical issues make it difficult to achieve such treaties. Glenn alleged Pakistan and Saudi money are main forces behind terrorism in South Asia.