Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Saudi Arabia

Sumanto Al Qurtuby*, Shafi Aldamer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since 2001, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been fighting domestic terrorism and adopting policies and strategies in countering radicalism and terrorism. How effective are these policies, strategies, and tactics in combating terrorist ideology, reducing the number of terrorist activists and sympathizers, as well as preventing terrorist acts in the Kingdom? Although the government’s roles and efforts in counterterrorism programs are fruitful and advantageous, further strategic actions are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-76
Number of pages21
JournalContemporary Review of the Middle East
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021

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  • Islam
  • Muslim
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Terrorism
  • counterterrorism
  • government policy
  • radicalism
  • strategy
  • terrorist ideology
  • violent extremism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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