After the attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001, ICG launched a major new project on international terrorism, designed to both bring together ICG's work in existing program areas (notably in Central Asia, Sudan, Algeria, Indonesia, the Balkans and Colombia) while establishing a new geographical focus on the Middle East and West Asia. A Middle East regional office will be established in Amman, and a new Pakistan/Afghanistan project, linked to the present Central Asia project, will be established in Islamabad.
The aim is to primarily address longer-term issues, which go to building sustainable international defences against terrorism - achieving stable states and regions, and addressing underlying grievances. A particular focus will be the interests and responsibilities of the major powers, and how they interact with those of the states and regions in questions.
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