Global Terrorism: A Case Study of Botswana

14 May 2019

In the post-Cold war and post-11 September 2001 period the problem of terrorism has received worldwide attention and led governments to take various anti-terrorism measures which in the case of the United States of America (US) included the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. This article examines the threat that Botswana faces from international terrorism and evaluates the antiterrorism measures that the government has undertaken. The paper argues that the anti-terrorism measures adopted by the government at the national, regional and international levels are not adequate to protect the country and its citizens from terrorism. It also contends that prevention is the single most effective response to terrorism and that the government of Botswana has to improve its counterterrorist mechanisms.