Deprived of traditional methods of funding from donor countries and the diaspora, terrorist groups such as Al-Shabaab are turning to the illegal wildlife and forestry trade to sustain their activities.
There have been renewed warnings of young Britons going to Syria and coming back as a potential threat to the UK itself. It is however, to critically assess this concern and recognise the potential threat from returning Jihadis.
UK Counter-Terrorism laws have been reviewed by the government and found wanting. But do planned changes herald a new, fairer era in tackling terrorism, or are they a weaker version of existing powers?
The codification of the ‘Long War’ in the 2006 QDR means that although relations between Washington and its European allies have improved recently, in the long term the Long War paradigm does not support this trend.
the challenge the UK now faces is to strike the right balance between securing the transport system to prevent repeats of the events of 7 and 21 July 2005 and maintaining the ability of the transport system to support our society.