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As winter in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, the world is once again worrying about Swine Flu. But fears may be overblown: the UK is actually well prepared.
In terrorism, Saudi Arabia faces the greatest security threat in its history. Its response is unlikely to be conditioned by international pressures.
Climate change will have profound moral, economic and humanitarian impact. Knowing what is happening, as well as why, is crucial to understanding the effects.
Terrorism defies standard 'lessons-learned' approaches. Rather, localised understanding and the natural resilience of communities ought to be exploited by authorities.
The recent growth of right-wing organisations can be partly linked to the recession. The conventional police response to right wing violence has been coupled with localised anti-extremism programmes.
Government can learn lessons from private sector experience about crisis response. It is crucial to ensure that old mistakes are not repeated in a return to the status quo.
Information systems vital to our way of life are at risk of attack. To tackle these threats, a broad community of public and private sector interests - a 'Megacommunity' - must come together.
Republican dissidents and the continued segregation of communities post a threat to the Northern Irish peace process. Beating these challenges requires a long-term strategy of devolution.Domestic Security, Terrorism
Cyber security is now a national security issue and practical measures are difficult to implement. While the risks cannot be eliminated, the UK has an opportunity to lead the way in creating world-class security systems.
The anonymous, low-cost nature of the Internet makes it easy for malicious actors to attack businesses and services. Lord West highlights the necessity for cross-sector and international security co-operation.