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Foreign Policy & Security Publications
Upgrading Our Armed Forces considers the opportunity now afforded by the Strategic Defence and Security Review for the armed forces to leave its Cold War structures behind, and become an affordable, agile and efficient instrument of UK security policy.
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.
Martin Bright’s unique run of classified ‘scoops’ on the British State’s policy of accommodating Islamist reactionaries at home and abroad has set all kinds of dovecotes a-flutter in Whitehall. Now, courtesy of Policy Exchange, Bright has brought them all together in one accessible pamphlet – as well as some hitherto unpublished material which the Government would rather we never had seen.
Much of the discourse on the war on terror has sacrificed historical perspective for an often partisan focus on the day-by-day flow of events. Confessions of a hawkish hack: the media and the war on terror is Matthew D’Ancona’s critique of such short-termism. In it, he outlines his own interpretation of the attacks of 9/11 and the media’s coverage of events since then.
Taming Terrorism reminds us that despite al-Qaeda’s global reach and use of modern technology, today’s global struggle is not unprecedented. We have beaten similar groups before and can do so again.
Lion Cubs brings together four country case studies – of Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda and Mozambique. The studies show that even the poorest and most divided societies can be turned around, given good policies and – harder – the will to put them into practice.
With the need to rebuild Iraq clearer and more urgent than ever, an international group of contributors commissioned by Policy Exchange examine case studies ranging from post WWII Germany and Japan to the current situation in Afghanistan.
In Ties that Bind former Islamist Shiraz Maher recaptures the lost history of Muslim service to the Crown. Maher shows that this collective past constitutes the basis of a new shared future – which can endure in no less testing circumstances.