Regina argues that.docx - Regina argues that “the most effective method for countering terrorism—one that is missing in East Africa’s diplomatic

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Regina argues that “the most effective method for countering terrorism—one that is missing in East Africa’s diplomatic efforts to countering terrorism—that is currently being used by advanced nations is an all-inclusive approach referred to by theorists and analysts as counterinsurgency as opposed to mere counter-terrorism. Counter-insurgency is an all- encompassing modus operandi that entails military, police, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions. It includes empowering local communities, gaining their trust, winning legitimacy, and incorporating them into anti-terrorism efforts. However, the adoption of Western ideals by countries in East Africa such as Kenya in her counter-terrorism strategies continues to deny the country an opportunity to reach out to other stakeholders. Aided by diplomacy, the notion “we do not negotiate with terrorists” seem prevalent in the text document and practice of Kenya’s anti-terror tactics. Decreased engagement, where community leaders target and mentor
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