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Paul Rogers, 'Losing Control: Global Security in the Twenty-First Century, 3rd Edition'

Pluto Press, 2010; 220pp; £17.00


Loss of control?

In the counter-terrorism review announced on 25 January, the British government proposes replacing “control orders”, found by the courts to contravene human rights legislation, with a modified syst

US terrorist attacks "help al Qa'eda"

The US raids inside Pakistan (see p1) raise the risk of terrorist attacks in London, said Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Pakistani high commissioner to Britain, on 14 September.

Freed speech

After a vigorous campaign to defend him, Nottingham University staff member and peace activist Hicham Yezza was freed from detention on 15 June and the threat of deportation lifted.

National Security Strategy News

On 19 March, the British prime minister launched the much–delayed National Security Strategy (NSS) – to little enthusiasm.

Talk to al–Qa'eda

On 15 March, Tony Blair's most influential adviser for over a decade, Jonathan Powell, revealed that he believes that “at some stage you're going to have to come to a political solution as well as

David Cortright , Gandhi and Beyond: Non-violence for an Age of Terrorism

(Paradigm, 2006; ISBN 1594512663; 288pp; £16.99)


Editorial: Iran's Lockerbie

The British legal system has begun finally to re-consider the conviction of the two Libyans jailed for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which came down over the Scottish town of Locke

Gordon: Stop denying the link

Once again, Britain is enduring terrorist attacks. Once again, the Prime Minister is denying obvious realities, flying in the face of a near-national consensus.

Justice Not Vengeance, 'Counter Terror: Build Justice'

DVD, 20 mins, £6.50 inc p&p.