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    CEG announces Young Leaders in National Security Fellowship

    We are delighted to today announce the inaugural CEG Young Leaders in National Security Fellowship, which aims to identify, nurture, and guide young people interested in counter-terrorism and counter-extremism issues. The Fellowship is headed by two of the most eminent experts in the UK in this field: Lord Carlile of Berriew, who served as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation between 2001-2011; and Sir Alex Younger, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) between 2014 to 2020. Through this course, CEG will connect successful applicants to a leading range of experts and decision-makers who can provide them with exhaustive and unparalleled insight...

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    To combat far right, government must first understand how it ticks

    It has been two years since Brenton Tarrant’s grisly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. By the end of his rampage, Tarrant had murdered 51 Muslims. In the aftermath, Ben Wallace, who was the UK security minister, warned that something similar “absolutely could happen here”. So far, thankfully, it has not. Still, Neil Basu, the head of counter-terrorism policing, has said that the far right is the fastest growing terror threat the country faces and is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of counter-terrorism police caseloads. The need to combat the far right also features prominently in CONTEST,...

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