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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM to retire from Commissioner’s role at Metropolitan Police Service

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has announced that he is to retire after five years as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Sir Bernard will remain in post until February next year to allow the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, and Sadiq Khan (the Mayor of London) to appoint...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary outlines plans for heightened UK security in wake of Nice terror episode

Newly-installed Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a detailed statement to Parliament following the terrorist attack in Nice that occurred at the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday 14 July. At least 84 people were killed when a heavy goods lorry was deliberately driven into...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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“We’re All Doomed… Probably…”

The current and concerning issues that face us all are not confined to the big explosions and environmental disasters. In terms of the risks presented to societal security, not to mention the long-term economic and social structure of the Western World, Phillip Wood assesses why...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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RUSI sets up research programme on Challenges in Sanctions Design and Implementation

National defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the establishment of a new research initiative which aims to refine sanctions as an instrument of coercive diplomacy. The programme of research will be supported by a Working Group...
Posted On 27 May 2016
John Hayes MP
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‘What is Real is Reasonable’

There are those set on destroying our values, radicalising our young people and killing indiscriminately across the globe. Out of such adversity, though, comes an opportunity for the Government to provide real leadership, and absolutely grasp the fact that our certainty must...
Posted On 19 May 2016
John Davies
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State of the Security Nation

Early January is always an opportune point for reflection. It’s a time for assessing the recent and current state of the security business sector both here in the UK and for key territories overseas before enacting plans designed to deal with predicted scenarios. It’s fair to say...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
Peter Webster
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Security: The Talking Points of 2015

What were the main subjects that security professionals discussed in 2015, and will they continue to have a bearing on security and risk management as we begin the New Year? Peter Webster focuses on cyber security, terrorism, the political agenda and the topic of security...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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‘Defeating ISIS’: Defence and Security Think Tank RUSI issues reports on Western world strategies

Two new Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reports suggest that Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, states the Whitehall-based Think Tank, the best hope of countering the extremist group...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Andrew Parker: MI5's Director General
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Director General focuses on “a modern MI5” during Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture

Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, has delivered the annual Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture in London. In a speech entitled ‘A Modern MI5’, Parker set out the tools that he believes the Security Service needs to stop terrorism in the online age....
Posted On 29 Oct 2015