Counter-terrorism policy

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The lesson we failed to learn from 9/11: peace is impossible if we don’t talk to our enemies | Jonathan Powell
We should have engaged with the Taliban 20 years ago, but we thought the winner takes all, says Tony Blair’s former chief of staff, Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell

10, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Islamism remains first-order security threat to west, says Tony Blair
In speech marking 20 years since 9/11 attacks, former British PM warns that non-state actors may turn to bio-terrorism

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Sep, 2021 @9:15 AM

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UK and Taliban in talks over evacuations and terrorism prevention
Intelligence chief seeks assurances over Afghan helpers and that country will not become terrorist base

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Aug, 2021 @10:49 PM

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Damian Hinds to be security minister after Johnson U-turn over Priti Patel
PM made last-minute decision not to give home secretary wide-ranging brief including counter-terrorism and cybercrime

Rowena Mason and Jamie Grierson

13, Aug, 2021 @6:56 PM

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What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women | Joan Smith
Groundbreaking new research shows that extremist attackers are often united in their violent misogyny, says journalist and campaigner Joan Smith

Joan Smith

05, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dominic Raab’s mobile number freely available online for last decade
Exclusive: Finding raises questions for security services weeks after similar revelations about PM’s number

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

29, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Watchdog steps in over secrecy about UK women in Syria stripped of citizenship
Exclusive: Home Office refusal to disclose how many women are in same position as Shamima Begum prompts action

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Can £9m Whitehall situation room help improve crisis decision-making?
Experts say tech upgrade is insufficient if ministers and officials do not engage in regular practice exercises

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, Mar, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Three terror plots foiled in Britain during pandemic, say police
More than 800 live investigations during Covid crisis but terrorism arrests fell by 34% in 2020

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

04, Mar, 2021 @3:06 PM

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I want to hear the case for and against Prevent | Letter
Letter: I approach this review in a spirit of collaboration, writes William Shawcross


03, Mar, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Cameron criticises Johnson and May over aid cuts and security oversight
Former PM predicts ‘big inquiry’ into Covid response and defends EU referendum decision

Ben Quinn

01, Mar, 2021 @7:26 PM

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Why is the government trying to undermine its anti-terror programme? | Sadakat Kadri
Appointing a man with controversial views on Islam to head its Prevent review will alienate those it’s meant to support, says Sadakat Kadri, author of Heaven and Earth: A Journey Through Sharia Law

Sadakat Kadri

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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