The book meets most of the arguments mentioned in the title, except the EU actorness. Lack of military power in action, unwillingness of some member states, loss of the most powerful member in counter-terrorism (UK) and close engagement with the U.S. make the EU a co-actor more than an actor in counter-terrorism. It should be admitted that the arguments in the book are put forward in a cascade of logic, the chapters are well connected to each other and the theoretical plane is well analyzed. An important plus for the non-field reader is that descriptive summary information is provided where the concepts are complicated. The book is a useful source for scholars, students, and especially field researchers.