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Choosing our friends wisely: Criteria for engagement with Muslim groups is an authoritative analysis of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), the £90 million centrepiece of the government’s effort to stop the radicalisation of young Muslims.
This is the published version of the inaugural Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture, hosted by Policy Exchange, given by Peter Clarke, the Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. The lecture focused on the issues of national security and the fight against terrorism since 9/11.
This report finds that there is a growing religiosity amongst the younger generation of Muslims and that they feel that they have less in common with non-Muslims than do their parents. Significantly, they exhibit a much stronger preference for Islamic schools and sharia law and place a greater stress on asserting their identity publicly, for example, by wearing the hijab.
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Writing for Policy Exchange, Richard Walton — former Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command — dissects recent statements that Brexit has left Britain more vulnerable to terrorism. Contrary to claims by his former colleague Sir Hugh Orde and the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Walton observes that international bodies such as Interpol and Europol are far less important to “upstream” international CT investigations than bilateral collaboration between nations. Walton’s analysis for Policy exchange featured on the Today programme and in The Sun.
Writing in The Telegraph, Professor John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project, argues that defence should be at the forefront of the election campaign
Donald Trump’s effectiveness as a political candidate in the Republican primaries, and the electoral college success that put him in the White House, has unnerved political commentators and the policy establishments in his own party and beyond. On entering office,...
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War on the Rocks’ Ryan Evans interviews John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — about the state of the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom as the presidency of Donald Trump unfolds.
New Statesman: Policy Exchange’s John Bew discusses President Trump’s ‘declaration of war on so-called Davos Man’John Bew
John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — argues that the left should ‘take seriously’ the joint goal of Donald Trump and Theresa May ‘to put the interests of ordinary working people up there, centre-stage’
John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project, contends that while ‘the Prime Minister finds herself in a unique position for which history cannot provide much guidance’, we should note ‘the care with which she chooses her words and the deep thought that her advisers put into her every next step’.