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June 23, 2017

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here’s Why It Matters for America.

Originally published in The National Interest, 22 June 2017
Last week’s sudden announcement by Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela that Panama would henceforth be shifting its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to mainland China was not entirely unexpected in Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Taiwan
June 15, 2017

Judy Asks: Is Britain Lost?

Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey asked a panel of security policy experts, “Is Britain Lost?”
James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society, offered his thoughts:
“From my window at the top of Millbank Tower, with the awesome …

Posted in News Coverage
June 7, 2017

Judy Asks: Who Will Lead the West?

By James Rogers.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
James writes “It is true that the president of the United States has been traditionally …

Posted in News Coverage

London attack linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary’s extremist network

By Nikita Malik.
This article originally appeared in the Independent.
The bloody rampage that left seven people dead and dozens injured on a busy Saturday night in London Bridge is the latest atrocity to be tied to Anjem Choudary’s network of extremists, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
June 6, 2017

May is blind to the threat of extremism

This article originally appeared in The Times.
We may never know whether the Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks were meant to disrupt the election campaign, but it would certainly be in keeping with the extremists’ desire to undermine our democracy. …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

Can Britain Really Do Much More to Tighten Security?

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
LONDON — British police and security services already have some of the most powerful surveillance laws in the world, with weak judicial oversight and little criticism on privacy issues from a public …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
May 23, 2017

Terror warning: Experts fear more evil attacks at busy venues after Manchester explosion

This article originally appeared in The Express
A lone suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at a performance by US singer Ariana Grande last night.
And counter-terror experts believe said the blast at Manchester Arena was planned to cause as much …

Posted in News Coverage

Manchester bombing: Isis claims responsibility for concert attack as part of ‘shock and awe’ tactics, analysts say

This article originally appeared in The Independent
Isis’ claim it was behind an attack that left at least 22 people dead in Manchester is part of a “shock and awe” strategy to maintain momentum as its territories shrink, analysts have said.
The terrorist group …

Posted in CRT, CRT Editorial, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
May 20, 2017

Is Europe committing suicide? Controversial book claims elites in UK and the Continent are encouraging mass immigration because they’ve lost faith in historic Christian values

This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail
A couple of days ago, I saw TV footage of the outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips on the campaign trail, seeking re-election in her suburban Birmingham constituency.
She was asked which issues voters mentioned most …

Posted in News Coverage
May 10, 2017

Raqqa and the Conundrum of Arming the Kurds

This article originally appeared in National Review.
Trump’s decision to back the SDF comes with potentially great rewards. He will have to mitigate its risks if he wants it to pay off.
Preparing to retake Raqqa, the ISIS capital, the U.S. announced yesterday …

Posted in News Coverage
May 3, 2017

KIM BOMB ‘EM? Could Kim Jong-un unleash his anthrax-tipped artillery shells on next year’s Winter Olympics… just 50 MILES from North Korean border?

This article originally appeared in The Sun.
THOUSANDS of visitors at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea will be at the mercy of Kim Jong-un’s military, a leading expert has warned.
People from all around the world will descend on Pyeongchang – …

Posted in News Coverage
April 21, 2017

Champs Elysees shooting: Isil’s quick claim of responsibility points to directed attack

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed the shooting at Champs Elysees within hours, suggesting the jihadist group knew the gunmen and could have directed the attack.
Isil described the attacker, named as Karim Cheurfi, as …

Posted in News Coverage
April 20, 2017

VLAD’S ENOUGH OF THAT Russia could spark General Election chaos by using ‘troll factories’ spreading pro-Corbyn and SNP propaganda, experts predict

This article originally appeared in The Sun.
RUSSIAN ‘troll factories’ could be set to sensationally disrupt the UK general election following Putin’s ruthless meddling in the US presidential campaign.
Speaking with The Sun Online, Dr Andrew Foxall, Russian expert at think tank The …

Posted in News Coverage
April 16, 2017

Primary school took pupils to meet an ‘extremist’ imam at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s killers worshipped

This article originally appeared in The Mail Online
Primary school children were taken to meet an Islamic preacher described as ‘extremist’ at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s murderers worshipped.
The trip saw pupils from Kilmorie Primary School in Lewisham, London, meet controversial preacher …

Posted in News Coverage
April 15, 2017

Children taken to meet Islamic preacher who had ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
A primary school took children on a trip to meet an Islamic preacher, just months after the High Court ruled the imam an ‘extremist’ who had ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’.
The visits by state school …

Posted in News Coverage
March 26, 2017

The UK capital of extremism

This article originally appeared in The Times
The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood lived for several years in Birmingham, throwing the spotlight again on the city’s links with extremism.
The Sunday Times revealed earlier this month that 10% of all convicted Islamist terrorists …

Posted in News Coverage
March 25, 2017

Killer was typical jihadist convert — apart from his age

This article originally appeared in The Times
Given a cursory glance, Khalid Masood, at 52 far closer to the age of retirement than a firebrand youth, does not appear to be a typical candidate for an Islamic fanatic.

Hannah Stuart, of the …

Posted in News Coverage

Govt urged to tackle ‘worrying’ rise of radicalisation in UK jails

This article originally appeared in Sky News 
Intelligence officials are examining whether Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, who had converted to Islam, was groomed in jail.
Research from the Henry Jackson Society suggests Muslim converts are four times more likely to commit terror offences …

Posted in News Coverage
March 24, 2017

Why radical Islamists seek to exploit converts

This article originally appeared in CNN
When ISIS claimed of responsibility for the attack on the Palace of Westminster this week, it was another reminder of the violent and destructive nature of Islamism, or political Islam, as it is sometimes referred to.
When …

Posted in News Coverage

So how DID Birmingham become the jihadi capital of Britain? ‘Connection’ of London terror attacker to Britain’s second city is more than just a coincidence

This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail
The Hyundai 4×4 at the centre of the Westminster terrorist atrocity might have ended its bloody mission at the gates of Parliament, but the vehicle — and the maniac behind the wheel — began …

Posted in News Coverage

Terror investigation focuses on Birmingham as report reveals extent of the city’s extremist links

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The massive police investigation into the Westminster terror attack is focussing on Birmingham with armed officers storming an address close to the city centre and making a number of arrests.
Locals in Hagley Road in the …

Posted in News Coverage

City with history as a hotbed for Islamists

This article originally appeared in The Times 
In November 2000 MI5 placed an unoccupied terraced house in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, under surveillance and recorded the visits of two men (Sean O’Neill writes).
Agents collected a bin bag left outside by the pair and found …

Posted in News Coverage
March 20, 2017

Charity put extremist imam on stage with Lib Dem leader

This article originally appeared in The Times
A taxpayer-funded charity gave a platform to an extremist imam, The Times has learnt.
Citizens UK, which receives hundreds of thousands of pounds in public grants, invited Shakeel Begg to speak at its demonstration on …

Posted in News Coverage
March 12, 2017

Russia ‘behind latest CIA data breach on Julian Assange’s Wikileaks’

This article originally appeared in The Express
RUSSIA was behind the latest classified CIA data dump on Wikileaks, experts said last night, with some warning that Britain’s security services might be the next target.
“Tuesday’s data release comes as the CIA investigates …

Posted in News Coverage
March 9, 2017

Fight against global terrorism ‘starts at home’

This article originally appeared in The Evening Standard
An anti-radicalisation campaigner today said the fight against global extremism starts “at home”.
Saleha Jaffer, elected as Lambeth’s mayor last year, founded Families Against Stress and Trauma, or Fast, 10 years ago to help vulnerable …

Posted in News Coverage
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