“Much has gone wrong with the U.S. war on terror, as military interventions and repressive policing have sparked armed resistance and increased terrorist violence in various countries. At the United Nations, by contrast, the stated focus has been on political strategies that respect human rights and address the rule of law, although compliance with human rights standards in many states has been lacking. The Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy adopted by the U.S. General Assembly in 2006 offers a holistic approach that seeks to address the conditions conducive to violent extremism. The Strategy involves a two-level approach: coordinated police efforts to drive terrorist networks out of business, and political measures that address the drivers of extremism and violent conflict.”