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Some rare good news on the terrorism front!

The perception that violence and extremism are the rise and getting worse, especially far right terrorism, may not be accurate.

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Political correctness and national security are like oil and water

In making decisions on national security and threats we cannot afford to get bogged down in useless debates about language and fear of ‘offending’ people.

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The age of ‘cafeteria’ terrorism?

We seem to be going through a transition in the world of terrorism where some actors select a potpourri of causes to justify violence.

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Can the word of a terrorist group be taken at face value?

When trying to decide what information to rely upon in the aftermath of terrorist attacks the word of terrorists themselves should be ignored.

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Why do some countries not suffer from terrorist attacks?

While terrorism, largely of the Islamist variety, is global, some nations do not appear to suffer from it as much – why?

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What is behind the rise in Islamist terrorist level over the holiday season?

Jihadis who plan attacks over the holiday season clearly have missed the message behind Christmas. Bah humbug!

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No, Islamist radicalisation is NOT new!

The phenomenon of radicalisation has been looked at in detail by security intelligence services and law enforcement agencies: it is not new.

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Why the recent arrests of Hamas terrorists in Germany matter

The war in Gaza has heightened calls among jihadi groups for terrorist attacks in the West and particularly against Jews. What does all this mean?

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It is high time we stop saying jihadi terrorism has waned

The belief by some that a particular form of international terrorism, i.e. jihadi violent extremism, is on the wane or no longer important is most definitely wrong.

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Spying is not for amateurs

A decision to collect intelligence from human sources abroad on security matters needs to be carefully thought out and not done flippantly