Category Archives: Terrorism

Somali Maritime Terrorism Should no Longer be Confused with Piracy

The deaths of the hostages taken aboard the SV Quest is a good indication that the rules in the hostage manual used by the Somali pirates have well and truly been re written. The new paradigm is venturing completely into … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates no Longer Fishermen but Fighters

GOLDEN WAVE SIGNALS CONFIRMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN PIRATES BUSINESS PLAN During 2010, Somali pirates hijacked 53 ships and kidnapped 1,181 people, according to the International Maritime Bureau. This is an astounding figure and one which dictates that we … Continue reading

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BELUGA NOMINATION and the Evolution of Piracy into Terrorism. SOMALIA Piracy Comes of Age

There have been major developments in the waters off Somalia since Christmas 2010. One of these is the steady decrease of fishermen turned pirates engaging in pirate acts replaced instead by the steady increase in trained militia men and fighters. … Continue reading

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Inside Story – A message to Pakistan

YouTube Video: Dr Julian Richards appears on Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’. Washington’s patience is wearing thin with Pakistan’s ongoing reluctance to take a more aggressive stance against militant groups operating from Pakistan over the Afghan border. Is the US pushing … Continue reading

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Deterring Maritime Crime, Piracy and Terrorism in the Caribbean

Deterring Maritime Crime, Piracy and Terrorism in the Caribbean: A Rethink of Maritime Policing, Coastal Guarding and the Role of ‘Joined –up’ Intelligence. The Caribbean is one seaway and joint policing of its shared waterways, coupled with regional information sharing … Continue reading

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Riz Khan: UK universities and radical Islam

YouTube Video: Professor Anthony Glees appears on the Riz Khan show.  In this edition of the Riz Khan show we speak with Professor Anthony Glees who claims that dozens of Britain’s universities have become bases for known terrorists.

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The Artic Sea Mystery

The Arctic Sea: What are we Really Looking For? By Candyce Kelshall, BUCSIS Fellow and Maritime Security Expert A vessel collected her cargo in Jakobstad Finland on 23rd July. She proceeded underway until 24th July when, at 3 am, she … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the British Legal System — a futher twist — 16 June 2009

The BBC has reported that Lord West, the Security Minister, has told the House of Lords that some of the control orders on some suspected terrorists may have to be lifted. This comes in response to a unanimous ruling by … Continue reading

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Lord Carlile QC speaks at the BUCSIS-Bletchley Park Conference on 20 May 2009

Lord Carlile QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, was one of two keynote speakers at the BUCSIS-Bletchley Park Conference, held at Bletchley Park, on 20 May 2009 under the Chatham House Rule. In view of the importance of his … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the British Legal System

The decision by the European Union Court of Justice (not to be confused with the Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights), reported in The Times today, 12 June 2009, overturning an order freezing the assets of Abu Qatada, the … Continue reading

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