2012 is likely to set the scene for security policy as the terrorism threat evolves and the international environment changes.
"The Royal United Services Institute, the award-winning defence and security think-tank, maintains a database of terrorist events. It has identified 43 potential plots or serious incidents in the UK since 9/11."
Director-General, Security Service
RUSI’s UK Terrorism Analysis is a series of online briefings aimed at offering assessments of the threat we face and the policy options before us. RUSI draws on its in-depth research on terrorism and the expertise of its analysts and the wider counter-terrorism community to deliver a realistic picture of the threat landscape.
UKTA No. 1: Counter-Terrorism in an Olympic Year
The first report focuses on the British counter-terrorism landscape as we prepare ourselves for the 2012 Olympic Games. The UK will witness the biggest security operation ever mounted, amidst an ever-present and evolving terrorism threat. The Games will also mark a watershed for British security policy, with long-delayed reforms and resource cuts taking place immediately after the Games.
UKTA No. 2: Global Jihad Sustained Through Africa
The latest UK Terrorism Analysis suggests that Africa represents a potential new front for counter-terrorism in Britain and the linkages already evident across the continent suggest the development of some disturbing new trends.
21 May 2012
UKTA Number 3. This paper argues that the key political question for the Coalition Government to address is how far intelligence agencies should keep secrets to themselves and at what point greater transparency should indeed be demanded.
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