Lisa Bald is guest blogger for the Utrecht School of Historicizing Security. She is PhD candidate at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy), working with the research unit Political History. For her PhD project, Lisa studies the internationalization of Italian counterterrorism politics between 1972 and 1982. In this period, cooperation in security matters among European states became increasingly important, with a significant effect on the concept of ‘internal security’. The project focuses on transfers of knowledge and techniques in counterterrorism that took place between Italian security agents and their partners abroad, and on the question how these affected the evolution of Italian security policy from ‘public order’ towards a strategy against terrorism.