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Minutes of the latest teleconference of the Executive

Melbourne conference 2018 10-12th December.

Registration is now live and Early Bird ends on 5th October.

Dates for Torontoconference 2019 set 30th April - 2nd May.

Next Executive Teleconference

Latest Journals and publications

Series of very relevant publications by Dr Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University


Links to articles below:

Inside Terrorism

The Evolution of the Gl;obal Terrorism Threat

Anonymous Soldiers

Council on Foreign Relations
Briefing by Bruce Hoffman
Al-Qaeda’s Resurrection.pdf
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Consultation Paper Ethical Guidelines fo[...]
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DHS Terror Threat Snapshot March 2018
Terror Threat Snapshot 2018 DHS.pdf
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Homegrown Violent Extremism Brief
COPS-IACP Homegrown Violent Extremism Aw[...]
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New University Research on Barriers to Reporting

Community Reporting Thresholds Final Published Report
Community Reporting Thresholds.pdf
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Yorkshire Post story Sept 2017.pdf
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Reports from Asia-Pacific Foundation

Perspectives on Terrorism
Ayman al-Zawahiri Perspectives on Terror[...]
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ISIS Strategy and the need for a Counter Narrative
The Fight Against ISI.pdf
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Afghanistan - Loses Setbacks Impending [...]
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Afghanistan - Successes Challenges of t[...]
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The new book from Dr W R Matchett detailing the effectiveness of the RUC Special Branch and their management of Itelligence during the conflict in Northern Ireland.

"Intelligent, captivating and disturbing in equal measure. William Matchett's  ‘Secret Victory’ reveals how the IRA was infiltrated, degraded and strategically defeated – at times with violent and deadly consequences. To read this book is to understand how intelligence drives irregular conflicts"

Doug Beattie MC MLA (Author of, An Ordinary Soldier)


"If there is a debt contracted by history, it is a debt owed to the patient, methodical, unseen, dangerous and thankless task of intelligence gathering performed by the RUC’s Special Branch. Matchett shows how its intelligence operations so confined the capacity for terrorism that it made possible the conditions for political agreement. This is often mentioned in passing by those writing on Northern Ireland. Matchett tells us how it was achieved. In doing so, he has produced a book of major significance"

Arthur Aughey

Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulster


"This book poses a simple, but hitherto under examined subject regarding the effectiveness of the RUC Special Branch in combating violent subversion during the Northern Ireland crisis: a challenging topic, surrounded as it is by historical contention, political dispute and the innate secrecy of the Branch’s work. This has conspired to produce a lack of informed commentary on the topic, which this work successfully redresses"

Professor Michael Rainsborough

Head of War Studies, King’s College London

Heroes of a Dirty War by Sean O Callaghan
A review and opinion of William Matchett's book "A Secret Victory" by a convicted and now reformed IRA member
Pages 71 to 73 from Quadrant April 2017.[...]
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Dr W R Matchett - Abstract from full article awaiting publication
Security - Missing from the Northern Ire[...]
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A number of articles about terrorist financing are being added below:

9.11 Terrorist Financing Report
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CRS.American Jihadist Terrorism.2010.pdf
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These are some Twitter sites that provide realtime updates on terrorist finance and money laundering:

Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units: @EGFU

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance: @CATF
Financial Action Task Force: @FATF.news

Money Jihad: @MoneyJihad

Another book in the Blackstone's series published by Oxford University Press. Edited by previous reviewer of Terrorism legislation Lord Carlise and LinCT Alumni past president John Parkinson.

An authoratitive compendium of expriences from some of the worlds leading Counter Terrorism professionals including LinCT graduates Stuart Osborne QPM and John Parkinson OBE.

The third edition now in print of the acclaimed Counter Terrorism practitioners handbook. Used extensively by law enforcement professionals and lawyers. This edition is edited by LinCT graduate and former UK Senior National Coordinator Stuart Osborne QPM.

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