RUSI JournalVolume 159Issue 5members only

A Death in Woolwich: The Lone-Actor Terrorist Threat in the UK

Radicalisation makes the threat of lone-wolf attacks in the UK difficult to counter

Recent events in Syria and Iraq have shown in horrifying starkness the increased participation of British jihadists in terrorist fighting in the Middle East. In response, many have called for increased measures against home-grown radicals, to prevent them from travelling abroad to fight for the Islamist cause and, crucially, to stop them from carrying out attacks upon their return. Raffaello Pantucci analyses the difficulties of identifying potential terrorists among the man

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Raffaello Pantucci

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