“The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (September 2006) and the holistic approach it represents offer an opportunity to recalibrate counterterrorism efforts in the subregion. By elaborating a broad range of counterterrorism measures, underpinned by the commitment to uphold the rule of law and human rights, the Strategy offers countries in East Africa the broad-based, long-term framework needed not only to thwart and respond to terrorist attacks, but to prevent the violent radicalization of local populations which might resort to terrorist violence in the future and which may be the greatest strategic challenge to counterterrorism efforts in the subregion.”