Annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

On July 19, the State Department released the annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2016.  The Reports note that in 2016 terrorist attacks and fatalities from terrorism declined globally for the second year in a row, although terrorist groups continued to exploit ungoverned territory and ongoing conflict to expand their reach, and to direct and inspire attacks around the world. Cooperation between domestic law enforcement and judicial authorities throughout Southeast Asia, resulted in high numbers of terrorism-related arrests and, in many cases, successful prosecutions.  Despite these efforts, Southeast Asia remained a target for terrorist group recruitment. Thailand is a productive counterterrorism partner, participating in international counterterrorism efforts, including through APEC, ASEAN, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Read the reports here.