Head of the Security and Extremism Unit
Tom Wilson was the Head of the Security and Extremism Unit at Policy Exchange. Tom specialises in the study of extremist groups and counter-terrorism strategy. His previous research has focused on the growth of extremism in the UK as well as terrorist organisations in the Middle East. He regularly appears on broadcast media and written for various national and international publications including the New York Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, the Spectator, Standpoint, and The National Interest. His study Terrorism In The West: An Age of Extremes was published in November 2018.
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by Tom Wilson | Jul 16, 2019Related Content Extinction Rebellion has mainstreamed the politics of a radical fringe The people behind Extinction Rebellion advocate a political agenda with ambitions that reach far beyond environmentalism. It is a campaign that seeks to use mass civil disobedience...
by Tom Wilson | Apr 29, 2019Related Content The impact on counter-terrorism policy and operations if the UK government adopts the definition of Islamophobia proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. Download Related Content Stay Up To DateJoin Our Mailing List The...
by Tom Wilson | Mar 22, 2021Related Content Should groups of campaigners have a veto over certain public appointments? Presumably, most of us would say no. Yet this is effectively what is now being attempted as part of a boycott campaign opposing the appointment of William Shawcross as...
by Tom Wilson | Jan 27, 2021Related Content A November 2020 edition (no. 1101) of the Muslim Brotherhood’s, UK-based weekly Arabic newsletter, Risalat al-Ikhwan, drew attention to a report produced by the Europal Forum, which discusses the controversies surrounding antisemitism in the Labour...
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