In January 2017, Matteo Pugliese was appointed as Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on Youth and Security for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization, with 57 participating states in North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Pugliese holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies and International Security. He is also a regular contributor to journals and geopolitical think tanks; focusing on terrorism, the Balkans and NATO-related issues.
In this interview for the TAKEDOWN project, he highlights the importance of having a good theoretical understanding of the phenomenon and its roots to be able to improve national policies on countering terrorism. He also explains how the non-profit and the private sector might play a crucial role in the fight against radicalization.
“Terrorism is a very complicated issue… Younger generations are required a deeper knowledge, a deeper understanding of the phenomenon”.