US economic and military aid to Pakistan has long been tied to its strategic objectives in the region, offering no ‘special treatment’ and leaving Pakistan’s economic situation increasingly unsustainable.
The current controversy over the supposed relaxation of security checks at UK borders highlights the complex nature of border security. The issue goes far beyond personality clashes and Ministerial accountability. It may prove to provide the impetus for root-and-branch border security reform.
UK naval forces have stepped up anti-piracy operations and the use of force in the Indian Ocean. This could, however, signal an escalation and lead to a more dangerous phase in the battle against Somali pirates.
Reinforcing the need to introduce identity cards, the use of the Internet in propagating extremism and the need to counter financial support for terrorism were some of the key points of a speech delivered by Chancellor Gordon Brown at the Royal United Services Institute today.
In a talk, entitled ‘Securing our future’, the Chancellor outlined his vision of where and how Britain...
By SANDY BELL July 14, 2005
Wall Street Journal Europe
LONDON -- As one of the vast army of people who commutes to central London daily, I drove to my local train station last Friday. To my slight surprise, the car park was a lot less full than usual. I stopped to buy a newspaper and a coffee but spent the 45-minute trip wondering why it never occurred to me not to make my normal journey the...
Daniel Schmerin addresses the deficiencies in the physical protection of
UK government facilities
Recent events, especially the Madrid train bombings on 11 March 2004, have substantially complicated the international security situation and have once again forced countries to reassess their strategic posture and counter-terrorist techniques. Government officials have quite candidly...