The Routledge Companion to UK Counter-Terrorism

Title:                      The Routledge Companion to UK Counter-Terrorism

Author:                 Andrew Staniforth

Staniforth, Andrew (2012) and Fraser Sampson, ed. The Routledge Companion to UK Counter-Terrorism. New York: Routledge

LCCN:    2012013455

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  • Defending the realm — Fighting the Fianna — Enemies of the state — Victory in Europe — Republic rising — The troubles — The British campaign — Reconciliation and reform — A new age of terror — The planes operation — First responders — Winds of faith — The commission — An island under siege — International terror — The martyrdom men — The fertiliser plot — Leeds to London — Second wave — From threat to threat — A new approach — Contesting terror — Building capacity — Terrorists on trial — Lessons learned — Counting the cost — The challenges ahead.


Date Posted:      October 21, 2015

Reviewed by Joseph Sinai[1]

With the United Kingdom confronted by various types of terrorism for more than a century, its government has developed an extensive counterterrorism capability to counter such threats. This volume examines the evolution of these counter-terrorism measures through case studies on the threat posed by Northern Ireland (primarily the Provisional Irish Republican Army) and al Qaida-inspired terrorist operatives and personal insider accounts by leading counter-terrorism policy makers, prosecutors and practitioners. The volume’s primary author, Andrew Staniforth, is a former Special Branch detective, and its editor, Fraser Sampson, is Chief Executive and Solicitor for the West Yorkshire Police Authority, and a widely published author on these issues.

[1] Sinai, Joseph C. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (20, 1, Spring/Summer 2013, p. 107). Joseph Sinai, Ph.D. Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washing~ ton-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He can be reached at:

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