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This article attempts to fill a gap in research on terrorism in the Visegrad Group member states. Its major objective is to discover and understand whether terrorism truly is a serious threat to V4 members. To reach this goal, quantitative and qualitative content analysis is used.

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The conducted analysis has demonstrated that V4 member states hardly report any arrests or convictions of individuals accused of terrorist activities. The threat of terrorism exists. However, it is definitely less imminent than in the United States or Western European countries. The data indicate that Visegrad members deal with the challenge of non-Islamist terrorism.


In Central Europe, left-wing militancy is almost non-existent, and right-wing extremism, though evidently present in the region, is not a major threat in the context of terrorism.

Marta Sara Stempień
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo Humanistyczny w Siedlcach

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This page is a summary of: How Limited Is the Terrorist Threat in the Visegrad Group Member States? Terrorist Activities in the V4 in the Light of the Global Terrorism Database and Its Social Impact, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, April 2020, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13518046.2020.1756706.
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