Tag Archives: Counter-terrorism

News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 6th June 2013

The Guardian: Islamophobic hate crime: is it getting worse? ‘From online abuse to fire bombs thrown at mosques, there has been a spike in anti-Muslim attacks. While many incidents are not reported to the police, groups such as the Tell Mama project paint a worrying picture of rising Islamophobia and violence.’ Huffington Post: Muswell Hill […]

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News from North America, Monday 3rd June 2013

Daily Telegraph: “More than three years after the anti-secrecy website began publishing a trove of classified US government documents, Private First Class Bradley Manning will appear for the start of his long-delayed court martial. The 25-year-old soldier faces life imprisonment if military prosecutors successfully argue that the largest intelligence leak in American history also aided […]

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News from North America, Friday 24th May 2013

BBC News: “President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones in a ‘just war’ of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America safer. In a wide-ranging speech on a programme shrouded in secrecy, he said there must be “near certainty” that no civilians would die in such strikes. In a […]

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News from North America, Monday 20th May 2013

Reuters: “President Barack Obama, under fire for security lapses at a U.S. mission in Libya, will in a speech on Thursday lay out his wide-ranging counter-terrorism policy, from the controversial use of drones to efforts to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama’s use of military drone aircraft to attack extremists has […]

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News from North America, Friday 10th May 2013

The Hill: “Congress should give more money to state and local law enforcement agencies in the ‘war’ with homegrown terrorists, former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) told House lawmakers on Thursday. ‘We’re in a war and, as I said, it’s against an ideology that is not receding; it’s spreading,’ the former senator said. ‘Particularly with homegrown […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 10th May 2013

EUROPE ICSR: Counterterrorism: Why France Is Tougher Than Britain. ‘Counterterrorism practitioners and analysts have often been struck by the different policy approaches in France and Britain. France seems to be “tough on terrorists”, arresting and deporting them by the hundreds, while Britain has sometimes struggled to keep extremists locked up or send them back to their […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 3rd May 2013

EUROPE Podcast – ICSR: ICSR seminar: Dr Frank Foley presents new book on counter terrorism in Britain and France AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: “Austria hub of terrorism”. ‘Austria has become systematically by the failure of the red-black government in asylum policy to a “hub of radical Islamist terror.” This criticism practiced on Thursday FPÖ federal […]

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News from North America, Friday 3rd May 2013

New York Times: “The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that he and his brother considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July as they plotted their deadly assault, according to two law enforcement officials.” The Guardian: “Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations […]

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News from North America, Thursday 2nd May 2013

New York Times: “They were perhaps Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s closest friends during his two years at college, an American classmate from high school and two Russian-speaking students from Kazakhstan… And in the wake of the twin bombs that exploded last month at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, federal prosecutors now say, the three showed […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 29th April 2013

BALKANS Video – Press TV: Serbian president apologizes for Srebrenica massacre. ‘The apology is the first of its kind from Serbia regarding the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim boys and men in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica back in the 1990s.’ Reuters: Don’t let referendum hold up Kosovo accord, EU tells Serbia. ‘The European Union cautioned […]

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