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Trump's travel ban does more harm than good

March 2nd 2017 - 15:49

Only days after his inauguration as President of the United States, Donald Trump stated that he would not shy away from “fighting fire with fire” when it comes to combating terrorist organizations, such as the self-styled ‘Islamic State’ (or Daesh) and al-Qaeda.

The newly-elected President publicly contemplated the reintroduction of ‘enhanced interrogation’ methods such as waterboarding, opposing international law and conventions. Two days later the new administration’s counter-terrorism strategy turned into reality as Trump signed an executive order to restrict immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Read the entire article by Reinier Bergema in Europe's World here.

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Reinier Bergema is a junior analyst at HCSS. He holds a dual Master’s degree in Political Science (International Relations) and Public Administration (Crisis and Security Management), both from Leiden University. His fields of expertise include terrorism, foreign fighters (especially jihadist), and radicalization.