Shamima Begum is a victim?

February 17, 2019By Richard C PendryIraq, Military history, Radicalisation, Syria No Comments

Despite public outrage and the strong remarks by both Ben Wallace and the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, there is growing concern that Shamima Begum, the jihadi bride who ran away at 15 to join IS and who is now in a refugee camp in Syria, will be let back in to the UK with her new born baby. But this is nothing new, it is estimated that 400 of the 850 British citizens that went off to join the terror group, have already returned.

International Terrorism: A Critical Perspective

December 14, 2018By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

International Terrorism, a Game of Smoke & Mirrors? International Terrorism is a difficult subject to understand and an even harder one to explain, especially when you’re trying to elucidate the various nuances of the phenomenon to a bunch of savvy third year students at one of the UKs leading universities. Nevertheless, that was an objective … Read More

Getting Crisis Ready. How Prepared Are You? #security #terrorism #crisismanagement #riskmanagement

August 18, 2018By Richard C PendryCrisis Management, Managing Risk, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

  How Will Your Business, or Organisation Respond To Crisis? There are many organisations that have no response in place to manage a crisis situation. The fact of the matter is that they’re flying by the seat of their pants, operating under a misguided notion that because nothing bad has happened to them so far, … Read More

Security Companies Need to Fill the Void Left By Emergency Services

June 19, 2018By Richard C Pendryresponding to incidents, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

The Task At Hand The Private Security Industry has taken on a far more salient role in protecting the spaces that we frequent in our daily lives, with the Security Industry Authority ensuring that security companies and their people are screened and trained to a rudimentary level. However, as their responsibilities increase and the services … Read More