For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Securing the Insecure States in Britain and Europe
  • Musa Khan Jalalzai
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Securing the Insecure States in Britain and Europe.
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The spate of recent terrorist attacks in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin highlights the security crisis in Britain and the EU member states. The author points to weaknesses in intelligence sharing and cooperation at the law enforcement level. He shows that these shortcomings are both rooted in, and contributing to, misunderstanding and distrust among the EU member states. At the same time, these attacks showed how urgent is the need for strong and professional law enforcement across the continent.

About the Author

Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist whose experience includes over 25 years extensive research in political analysis, Afghanistan, terrorism issues, and human trafficking. His articles have been published by The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Moscow Times (English-language daily). He has published several books studying sectarian and ethnic violence, policing, and terrorism in various parts of the world, as well as the increasing crime, corruption and instability in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the region.

During the First Gulf War (1991-1993) he was a research scholar at the Pakistan Institute of National Affairs where he completed two books on Persian Gulf politics. He was Executive Director of the Daily Outlook, Afghanistan (2005-2009), and is a permanent writer of articles for Pakistan's daily The Post. He has a regular column in the Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan) and The New Nation (Bangladesh).

Mr. Jalalzai has published four books with Algora focusing on Pakistan, Afghanistan, and questions of security, law enforcement, and the global intelligence war.

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Britain and the EU member states have been engaged in an intense debate over the flood of refugees and immigrants, which has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in organized crime including people trafficking and smuggling as well as terrorist...

Britain and the EU member states have been engaged in an intense debate over the flood of refugees and immigrants, which has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in organized crime including people trafficking and smuggling as well as terrorist attacks. Europe’s habitual calm and reliable law and order are deteriorating, while member states wonder what they sacrificed their sovereignty for, if cooperation is so poor even in the essential area of security?

The UK has more CCTV cameras than anyone else, monitoring citizens day and night. Even so, notwithstanding the ubiquitous MI6, MI5, GCHQ, MENWITH HILL, and the UK police, Britain still can’t prevent attacks. What is the use of such heavy-handed surveillance, if there is such poor result in crime prevention?

International journalist Musa Khan Jalalzai presents a flood of facts illustrating the parlous state of affairs and asks readers to evaluate for themselves whether the security benefits have been commensurate to the loss of privacy and sovereignty.


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Pages 204
Year: 2017
BISAC: POL069000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Military Policy
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