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February 16, 2018

Is the UK up to the challenges of this volatile age?

Over the past year, Britain’s security and defence policy has been thrust into the limelight. On the one hand, the British government is keen to show its European allies that – irrespective of withdrawal from the EU – the UK will …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
February 14, 2018

Why Britain needs to forge closer ties with the GCC

The recent capture by US-led Kurdish forces of Alexander Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, the two remaining British members of the so-called ‘Beatles’ group of ISIS militants, is a further welcome sign of the dissipation of the ISIS death cult …

Posted in Middle East, Opinion Editorial

IS puts women on front line for first time, propaganda video shows

Female members of the Islamic State group (IS) are fighting on the front line, a propaganda video has shown,  signs that the group is becoming ‘desperate’ to bolster its declining ranks.

In a new propaganda video released by IS, more than five armed …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage

Dr John Hemmings speaks to CTV about North and South Korea relations

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Hundreds of young Turkish children jailed alongside their moms as part of a post-coup crackdown

It was a snowy January morning in Istanbul last year when Ayse, a 32-year-old primary school teacher and mother of two, kissed the kids goodbye at school and headed home.
She didn’t make it to her front door before she was …

Posted in News Coverage, Turkey
February 13, 2018

Nikita Malik speaks to BBC World Global on the Government’s new anti-terror software

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Technology, Terrorism & Security

Nikita Malik discusses the British “Beatles” Jihadists on the Emma Barnett Show on BBC 5Live

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Terrorism & Security, Uncategorized

Dr Alan Mendoza appears on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss North Korea

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Britain must back region’s fight against extremists, think tank reports

Greater cooperation with Gulf countries to counter violent extremism and tackle radicalisation of Muslims would improve British security one year on from a spate of mass casualty terrorist attacks, the Henry Jackson Society think tank says in a new report.
“Western countries …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Britain urged to boost anti-terror ties with Gulf

LONDON: The British government can help tackle the root causes of extremism by strengthening its ties with civil society groups throughout the Gulf region, a London-based think-tank has said.
A report due to be published Tuesday by the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
February 12, 2018

We’ll stand up for schools that ban hijabs and fasting, pledges minister

Schools that try to ban hijabs or fasting will receive government support if they face a backlash, a minister has pledged.
Lord Agnew of Oulton, the schools minister, says that he will help head teachers to make difficult and “sensitive” decisions …

Posted in News Coverage
February 8, 2018

Isis propaganda video shows women fighting for first time amid ‘desperation’ to bolster ranks

Female Isis members have been filmed fighting on the frontline for the first time as the group becomes “desperate” to bolster its dwindling ranks.
A new propaganda video showed at least five women armed with guns being driven to battle in a truck …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Technology
February 7, 2018

Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to BBC World about North-South Korea relations

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea

Dr John Hemmings spoke to TRT World about Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee’s prison sentence suspension

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
February 6, 2018

The NUS campaign that undermines the fight against extremism

Student politics has always been a site of radical dissent. In theory, there is nothing wrong with this. It is perfectly legitimate to question the wisdom of conventional beliefs or government policy. However, a line must be drawn.
In recent years, …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial

Dr Julia Rushchenko speaks to France24 about the trial of Salah Abdeslam

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Terrorism & Security
February 5, 2018

Japan is Back on the World Stage

Just over a month after the foreign and defence ministers of Britain and Japan stood side-by-side in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in December 2017, Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kano, and defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, were standing with their …

Posted in Japan, Opinion Editorial

Students’ Union Campaign ‘Has Become Vehicle for Extremist Interests’, Warns Think Tank

A National Union for Students (NUS) campaign to abolish the government’s anti-extremism programme has become a “vehicle” for Islamic extremist interests, according to a leading think tank.
Students Not Suspects, which became an NUS official policy in 2015, has hosted extremist speakers …

Posted in News Coverage

Head teacher who resurrected a failing school now fears for her life after banning hijab and enraging fundamentalists

IN the poverty-stricken East London borough of Newham, St Stephen’s Primary School is a beacon of hope.
In just two years it jumped from No148 in the primary school rankings to being named state school of the year.
Not bad for an …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage

China is tightening its high-tech tyranny. Theresa May should not be rushing to please it

From all the stops on the Prime Minister’s three-day trip to China this week, the one which carried furthest was simple: drinking tea with its president, Xi Jinping, in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
The image of Xi dressed urbanely in …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
February 2, 2018

Nikita Malik speaks to LBC Radio about the sentencing of Darren Osborne and far-right extremism

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

Terror watchdog Max Hill QC branded a ‘politically-correct snowflake’ for saying the term ‘Islamist terrorism’ should be banned

TERROR watchdog Max Hill QC was branded a “politically-correct snowflake” last night – for saying the term “Islamist terrorism” should be banned.
Mr Hill, who is being paid £1,200 a day to review Britain’s terror laws, said it is “fundamentally wrong …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Babies of foreign fighters DNA-tested on return to UK

Babies born in ISIL-controlled territory are being DNA-tested to confirm their nationality when they return from Syria with defeated UK extremists, a senior counter-terrorist officer said on Thursday.
Tests were carried out on fewer than five “stateless” babies – normally before …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
February 1, 2018

All Carrot, No Stick: the EU’s Schengen criteria is encouraging the wrong kind of crackdown

On 1st January 2018, Bulgaria assumed the presidency of the European Council, a post it will hold until 30th June this year. Over the same period in 2019, the post will be held by Romania. That these two countries are …

Posted in European Union, News Coverage

National Union of Students’ campaign has become a ‘vehicle for extremist interests’, report warns

A National Union of Students’ (NUS) campaign has become a “vehicle for extremist interests”, a report has warned.
The “Students not Suspects” campaign, which has been part of NUS policy since 2015, encourages universities to rally against the Government’s flagship counter-radicalisation …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage
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