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Robin Simcox

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Robin Simcox

Robin Simcox is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, where he specialises in al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda inspired terrorism. He is the co-author of both editions of 'Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections' and several other reports broadly focussed on national security, terrorism and al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliated movements across the world. Simcox has written for the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Guardian, Weekly Standard, Spectator, Huffington Post and Daily Telegraph and regularly appears across a broad variety of media outlets, including the BBC, Fox News, Sky News, Channel 4 and al-Jazeera. He has spoken on a variety of platforms, including the British Parliament, US Special Operations Command and the European Parliament.

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November 19, 2015

France’s perpetual battle against terrorism

Originally published in Foreign Affairs
Last Friday night’s simultaneous terror attacks on Paris served as a stark reminder of the threat the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS) poses to the West. At present, 132 are confirmed to be dead, …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Defence, European Union, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 2, 2015

Shaker Aamer Returns: Robin Simcox on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

The release of Shaker Aamer: Robin Simcox on BBC News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan
October 6, 2015

Robin Simcox discusses his report on IS terror plots on Forces TV

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media Centre, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 30, 2015

New terror plot linked to ISIS found every 14 days, report claims

Originally published by The Mirror
An alleged terror plot linked to Islamic State is identified in the West every fortnight, a report suggests.
Between July last year and August this year, 32 suspected plans were detected in 10 countries, according to research …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media Centre, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Terror plot linked to ISIS ‘is identified every fortnight’: At least 32 attacks in ten Western countries have been thwarted since July last year, report finds

Originally published by The Daily Mail
A terror plot linked to Islamic State is identified in the West every fortnight, a major report has revealed.
At least 32 attacks inspired by the Islamist group were either carried out or thwarted since July last year, …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media Centre, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Uncategorized

West targeted by Isil-linked plots at a rate of more than two every month, says report

Originally published by The Telegraph
Islamic State-linked terror plots are increasing with attacks on the West foiled or taking place at a rate of more than two a month, according to a new study. Since the declaration of Islamic State of …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media Centre, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
September 29, 2015

“We Will Conquer Your Rome:” A Study of Islamic State Terror Plots in the West

The Islamic State (IS) presently controls significant amounts of land throughout Iraq and Syria. However, its ambitions are not restricted to this territory. Within days of announcing its ‘Caliphate’, the self-appointed ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi vowed that IS would eventually …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Intel & Cyber Security, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Research, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
September 28, 2015

26 September: Robin Simcox on BBC Radio 4 discussing the release of Shaker Aamer

On 26 September, Robin Simcox, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the release of the last remaining British citizen, Shaker Aamer, from Guantanamo Bay.
Mr. Simcox described Aamer as “Being tied to the Al-Qaeda …

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Media Centre, Terrorism & Security
September 25, 2015

Anti-terror expert warns ‘reckless’ intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden ‘have helped terrorists, child abusers and people-smugglers conceal their crimes’

Originally published in the Daily Mail
US traitor Edward Snowden’s ‘reckless’ intelligence leaks have helped terrorists, child abusers and people-smugglers conceal their ‘vile’ crimes, an expert warned last night
Lord Carlile, the Government’s former independent reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation, said it had …

Posted in Intel & Cyber Security, News Coverage
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