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In a study commissioned by the Ministry of Security and Justice Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), Utrecht University has evaluated the Netherlands' 2011-2015 counter-terrorism policy. The structure and implementation of the Dutch policy (a combination of preventive and repressive measures) has the potential to lay an effective foundation for powerful interventions against threats. However, in times of less-visible threats and reduced political attention – as was the case until 2013 – the necessary capacity, contacts and knowledge fade into the background. The security and society-oriented partners – who should be working together – drift apart. These partners do create a specific, individually targeted approach once the threat resurfaces, however it takes time to rebuild to joint approach. For the future strategy, the Universit...

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