A critical assessment of the nature, scope and adequacy of the Taliban and Al Qaeda sanctions regime(s) established by the United Nations Security Council
Alongside the development of methods of terrorism, society has developed ways of fighting it. This dissertation addresses modern forms of countering terrorism in the sense of sanctions regime(s) established by the United Nations Security Council. It is therefore primarily intended for people who already have some knowledge in this area and wish to explore this field further. This work is divided into three main sections. While relying largely, but not exclusively, on the Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States and Steve Coll’s Ghost wars, the first section describes the circumstances under which the Taliban and al Qaeda formed and evolved. It also focuses on the motivations of the United Nations Security Council to impose targeted sanctions under Resolution 1267 (1999). Grasping the historical background is necessary for understanding the next section, which examines the core of the sanctions regime, particularly its general idea, structure and processes that allow it to achieve its designated goals. Based on research findings and a wide range of relevant materials, the concluding section assesses the effectiveness of the sanctions regime as well as providing a view towards future challenges and prospects.