Category - counter-terrorism

  • 3 May 2011

    The Salafi-jihadist movement is losing its recruitment pool in the Arab world, says Murad Batal al-Shishani, an Islamic groups and terrorism issues analyst. Al-Qaida and others' latest strategies look elsewhere, and the death of Osama Bin Laden will not affect these plans.

  • 2 May 2011

    Osama Bin Laden may be dead, but if Americans and Europeans now think that they can begin to relax over the prospect of ‘international terror’, they are very mistaken, says Michael Marten. US policy in particular is catastrophically misaligned in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. The 'clash of civilisations' thesis is also gravely misleading, and religion (not least Islam) is not implicated in all this in the way simplistic analyses presume.

  • 14 Jul 2010

    Britain has a “once in a generation” opportunity to reform counter-terrorism measures, according to the civil rights organisation Liberty. They welcomed an invitation from government to participate in a review of anti-terrorism legislation.

  • 9 Jul 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed the government's decision to scrap the controversial Section 44 of the Terrorism Act, which allowed the police to stop and search anyone, without requiring "reasonable suspicion".