Europe and Eurasia

United Kingdom

United Kingdom
  • Europe

    Following the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 and the six-year anniversary of the London subway bombings, please join Theresa May for a discussion on counterterrorism strategy in the United Kingdom. The meeting will focus on the nature of the threat, its evolution, the impact of events like the Arab Spring, and the United Kingdom's response, particularly as it prepares for the 2012 Olympics.
  • Europe

    Theresa May discusses UK counterterrorism policy, as well as security cooperation with the United States and other international actors.
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    Britain’s phone-hacking scandal is raising questions about the power and reach of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For Columbia University’s Nicholas Lemann, the episode proves the value of expanding public media.
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    Panelists compare and contrast the linkages between law enforcement and intelligence in the United States and the United Kingdom and discuss how violent extremism has changed the business of intelligence. This session was part of the symposium, UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet, which was cosponsored with Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. This event was made possible by Georgetown University's George T. Kalaris Intelligence Studies Fund and the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser. Additionally, this event was organized in cooperation with the CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
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    Pauline Neville-Jones, minister of state for security and counterterrorism in the United Kingdom, discusses the common problems Western countries face with countering Islamic radicalization and the need to reinforce the idea that democratic freedoms and Islam are companions and not opponents. This session was part of the symposium, UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet, which was cosponsored with Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. This event was made possible by Georgetown University's George T. Kalaris Intelligence Studies Fund and the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser. Additionally, this event was organized in cooperation with the CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
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    Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provided a U.S. administration perspective on efforts to disrupt violent extremism, and discussed best practices in counter radicalization in the United States and the United Kingdom. This session was part of the symposium, UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet, which was cosponsored with Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. This event was made possible by Georgetown University's George T. Kalaris Intelligence Studies Fund and the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser. Additionally, this event was organized in cooperation with the CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
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    On Friday, April 1, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies, and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation will hold a day-long, multisession symposium on the issue of Islamist radicalization. The symposium, to be held at CFR's office in Washington, DC, aims to bring together leading officials and experts from the United Kingdom and the United States to take stock, exchange best practices, and develop fresh ideas for tackling some of the most important issues in the current debate. The symposium, currently scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will feature keynote addresses by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute and UK Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism Pauline Neville-Jones, as well as panel discussions on trends and developments related to radicalization, the role of the intelligence community, promoting community engagement, and countering online radicalization. **A detailed agenda is below. Please note there have been some changes to the program since the initial announcement.** 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast Reception 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. - UK Keynote Pauline Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home OfficePresider: James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations 10:15 – 10:25 a.m. - Break 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. - Panel One: Violent Radicalization – Key Trends and Developments John Scarlett, Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence ServiceJuan Zarate, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting TerrorismPresider: Eric Schmitt, Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times **This session is not for attribution.** 11:25 – 11:35 a.m. - Break 11:35 – 12:35 p.m. - Panel Two: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization Charles Allen, Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and AnalysisWilliam Bratton, Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc.Peter Clarke, Former Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist InvestigationsPresider: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR 12:35 – 1:10 p.m. - Lunch 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. - U.S. Keynote: "Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism" Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityPresider: Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 2:10 – 2:20 p.m. - Break 2:20 – 3:20 p.m. - Panel Three: "Reaching Out" – Promoting Community Engagement Ed Husain, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign RelationsSuhail Khan, Former Adviser, George W. Bush AdministrationMunira Mirza, Adviser to the Mayor of London Abdal Ullah, Councillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police AuthorityPresider: Craig Whitlock, National Security Correspondent, Washington Post 3:20 – 3:30 p.m. - Break 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Panel Four: "New Frontiers" – Countering Online Radicalization Shahed Amanullah, Founder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of StateDaniel Kimmage, Group Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of StateShiraz Maher, Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of RadicalisationWilliam McCants, Founder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of StatePresider: Peter Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Visiting Fellow, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
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    Experts discuss the importance of an organic and systemic relationship between the different sects of the Muslim community and governments in order to combat radicalization. This session was part of the symposium, UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet, which was cosponsored with Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. This event was made possible by Georgetown University's George T. Kalaris Intelligence Studies Fund and the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser. Additionally, this event was organized in cooperation with the CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
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    United Kingdom's foreign secretary,William Hague, discusses the urgency of an international climate deal in which all countries accept responsibility for climate change, enforce a more robust framework for high growth and low carbon economic models, and ensure a new sustainable pathway to prosperity and security.
  • Afghanistan

    U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron share the predicament of leading an unpopular war in Afghanistan at a time of swelling debt, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan, who adds that the economic crisis has linked Britain and the continent more closely.
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    Britain’s coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British finances and its massive debt.