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New surveillance photo of Siddique Khan in 2001 Analysis: Could 7/7 have been prevented? 20 May 2009 by Margaret Gilmore
The cross-party Intelligence and Security Committee Review is critical of MI5 record keeping after it reveals that the 7 July bombing ringleader had featured in surveillance more often than was previously thought, though he was never identified as a priority. Though the committee attributes this shortcoming to an overstretched Security Service, it will not do much to subdue calls for a wide-ranging enquiry. Domestic Security Terrorism Global Security Issues Intelligence July 7 Bombings Securing Britain
Privacy Analysis: Re-Asserting the Value of Privacy 12 May 2009 by Anthony McGee
In recent years, technology and terrorism have combined to make mass surveillance both feasible and tolerable in the public mind. But what are the net gains as we trade in our right to privacy for security? Domestic Security
July 7 bombs Analysis: 7/7 Acquittals – The hunt for the perpetrators remains elusive 1 May 2009 by Margaret Gilmore
The acquittal on 28 April 2009 of three men accused of helping plot the attacks leaves a large number of questions unanswered. The much anticipated Intelligence and Security Committee report may help provide a clearer picture and improve future response. Terrorism Domestic Security UK Europe Intelligence July 7 Bombings Securing Britain
Mexican Swine Flu Analysis: Pandemic Flu: Here at Last? 27 Apr 2009 by Jennifer Cole
As swine flu spreads towards the UK, health services and emergency planners around the country will be waiting to see if this becomes the global influenza pandemic the world has feared. Domestic Security
Policing Analysis: Policing the G20 Summit Under the World’s Gaze 1 Apr 2009 by Dr Tobias Feakin
The G20 Summit will entail the biggest security operation London has ever seen. The manner in which agencies deal with the influx of heads of states and legions of protestors will be instructive for the 2012 Olympic Games. Domestic Security UK Europe
National security Analysis: Determining the wider dimensions of the UK’s national security 9 Mar 2009 by Margaret Gilmore
The Director of RUSI Professor Michael Clarke has been appointed to the new National Security Forum, alongside a distinguished independent panel of world experts in security. This group is tasked to study specific security questions posed by Government. The committee held its first meeting on 9 March at 10 Downing Street. Domestic Security UK Europe Intelligence Securing Britain Terrorism
Panetta CIA Director Analysis: The CIA in Transition 19 Jan 2009
Barack Obama’s appointment of an intelligence outsider as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency signals a break with Bush-era intelligence policy. If the Obama administration allows intelligence to rank low on their list of priorities, however, they risk neglecting the acute threat that terrorism and traditional espionage pose to the US today. Americas Intelligence United States Domestic Security Terrorism
RUSI Crest (content card) News: National Security and Resilience: the year ahead 6 Jan 2009
The New Year will be an exciting one for the RUSI National Security and Resilience Department. Firstly, 2009 will see a change of name – to the National Security and Resilience Department. We feel the new title better reflects our role and research interests as we continue to expand our research portfolio. Domestic Security UK Europe
Park RUSI Journal: Turkey's Deep State: Ergenekon and the Threat to Democratisation in the Republic 24 Oct 2008
This article explores the issues surrounding the Ergenekon scandal, a case which sheds light on the 'deep state' in Turkey. Domestic Security Turkey Europe
De menezes Analysis: Learning Lessons from the De Menezes Shooting 22 Sep 2008 by Dr Tobias Feakin
As the inquest into the shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes in 2005 opens today, the task at hand should not only be to apportion blame but also to consider the technologies and the procedural changes required to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring again. Domestic Security Terrorism Securing Britain July 7 Bombings
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