Anjem Choudary, ISIS and UK counterterrorism

Lee Jarvis explores what Anjem Choudary's conviction for inviting support for Islamic State tells us about UK counterterrorism today We learned on Tuesday (16 August) that Anjem Choudary – frequently described as a ‘radical cleric’ or ‘hate preacher’ – has been convicted under Section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000…

Remembering 7/7: Seven thoughts, ten years on

It is ten years since the attacks in London on 7 July 2005. Lee Jarvis provides seven reflections on those events, their aftermath and consequences. He concludes that  anniversaries create as much as recall memorable events. ‘Spirit of the Blitz’. My own memory of watching the coverage of 7/7 unfold is dominated by…

Cities in a Global Order

In this post Dr Simon Curtis reflects on the remarkable transformation of the world’s major cities over recent decades, and their relationship to the broader transformation of international political order.  As components of a nascent global order, cities have been endowed with new capacities, and are taking on new governance…