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Ministers expressed their concerns about the threat of terrorism, resolving to implement the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy as well as the recommendations of the Secretary-Generals Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism by promoting dialogue and conflict prevention, addressing the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters, promoting skills development and facilitating employment, and by countering terrorist narratives and the misuse of information technologies.
Countering insurgencies is a major concern for regional governments, global coalitions and international security policy-makers alike.
The problem with countering evil is that our religious prohibitions against committing it, and our secular prohibitions against discussing it, have left us bereft of any analytic foundation with which we can encounter it so as to counter it.