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Days of Future Past?

The UK should develop an Indo-Pacific strategy based on shaping security in the region, with a forward presence centred on a flexible, scalable, sustainable force.

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India’s ASAT test

India thinks space power status requires offensive military space capabilities – and may be right

Linking space power with offensive capabilities reflects wider trends in global strategic affairs.

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Map

A Second Look

The UK’s legal position in relation to the backstop.

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Policy Exchange

Defining Islamophobia

Policy Exchange Research Note on Defining Islamophobia

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Strategic Map

Net Assessment for the MOD: Implementation is Key

Net Assessment is a tremendous opportunity for a strategic renaissance – we must get it right from the beginning

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Living apart together British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism

Living apart together British Muslims and the paradox of multiculturalism

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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Police can’t stop terror alone – we must do more

Police can’t stop terror alone – we must do more

Last week’s attack in Manchester confirms that jihadist terrorism poses the greatest threat to British national security. Much of what has emerged so far about the bomber, Salman Abedi, fits a typical profile: a man in his 20s, raised in an immigrant family in the UK...

Manchester attack brings renewed prominence to debate around Britain’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent

Manchester attack brings renewed prominence to debate around Britain’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent

Last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester has brought renewed prominence to the debate around Britain’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent. A concerted campaign to discredit Prevent has seeped into both elements of the public sector and prevailing thinking on the political left. The success of the ‘Preventing Prevent’ campaign, however, depends on a misunderstanding of the distinction between theology and ideology as well as the radicalising impact of an Islamist ideology, one to which many of the strategy’s most prominent detractors adhere. Understanding the anti-Prevent campaign is one way in which the authorities can more effectively disrupt extremists – a fundamental component of counter-terrorism work.

The Importance of Bilateral Collaboration in International Counter-Terrorism Investigations

The Importance of Bilateral Collaboration in International Counter-Terrorism Investigations

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.

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