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Terror Threat in United Kingdom: From Syria to Lone Actors
07 Jul 2020

It is 15 years since UK was hit by the al Qaeda directed July 7 2005 attack on London’s public transport system, and the terrorist threat that the UK faces has evolved dramatically. From networked plots directed by al Qaeda, the threat picture is now dominated by lone actors using knives and fake bombs, while the ideological picture has become confused and fluid. Drawing on data from successful and disrupted plots, Mr Raffaello Pantucci, Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at RSIS, sketched out what the threat picture looks like since the beginning of the war on Syria, highlighting its evolution through attack planning.

Titled “Terror Threat in United Kingdom: From Syria to Lone Actors”, the webinar was moderated by Dr Kumar Ramakrishna, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Research Adviser to National Security Studies Programme and Head of ICPVTR, RSIS. The discussion drew out some of the current trends, while asking questions about where the threat picture might be going.

Catch it here on the RSISVideoCast YouTube channel:

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