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What does this sentence "there could be a return to near greenhouse conditions for the next generation of counter-terrorism threats" mean?

John Raine, who previously worked at a senior level in the British government, paints a pessimistic picture of where things are going: "Given not only the quantum of extremism in Afghanistan, but also the strategic advantage which external players will see in having terrorist capabilities there, there could be a return to near greenhouse conditions for the next generation of counter-terrorism threats." (source)

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As a greenhouse creates ideal growing conditions for plants, so greenhouse conditions are ideal growing conditions for threats to counter-terrorism activities, i.e. terrorism.

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