'terrorism' Category

  • Bangkok bombing

    August 18, 2015

    I’ve been busy fielding press enquiries in response to the bombing at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine that has killed over 20 people and injured over 100 more. I’m quoted in The Telegraph’s rolling coverage here (at 16:14). I’ve written a piece on the politics of the post-bombing blame game for The Conversation here, which was republished […]

  • Academic Freedom in a Time of Terror

    July 12, 2008

    Something I’ve been involved in lately in a small way are efforts to defend academic freedom at the University of Nottingham where a student and an administrator were turned in to the police for downloading an electronic version of an al-Qaeda training manual which is freely available online and can be purchased in campus bookstores. […]

  • Thoughts on the BOI 2007

    October 29, 2007

    The 2007 Battle of Ideas was a very successful event, better than 2006 because the streams and topics were better selected and the festival seemed to attract a wider range of people, both as panellists and as audience members. My session seemed to go down very well. Initially I was worried there might not be […]

  • Who blew up PanAm Flight 103?

    June 30, 2007

    Yesterday two ‘potentially viable’ car bombs were discovered in London and earlier today two men drove a flaming jeep into Glasgow Airport. It’s too earlier to know very much about either incident but two things immediately occur. The first is the sheer incompetence of those involved. Both car bombs were quickly identified and made safe, […]

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