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Lockdown 3: stricter rules could lead to more vulnerable people going missing

21 January 2021 6 min read

A third lockdown could result in more vulnerable people going missing and being exposed to dangerous situations

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Why Somali clan elders could hold the key to opening dialogue with Al-Shabaab Lecturer in security risk management Mohammed Ibrahim Shire writes about the violent stalemate between Al-Shabaab and the Somali government.

20 January 2021 4 min read

The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party has inflicted grave damage or made significant territorial gains. In a protracted conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, there is no end in sight.

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Right-wing extremism: The new wave of global terrorism Sean Spence examines why far-right groups are rising in the US

22 October 2020 5 min read

Sean Spence, Doctorate Student in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth writes for The Conversation about the rise of right-wing extremism in the US during the pandemic

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How much will Harry and Meghan's security cost when the government stops paying? A recent Angus Reid poll found that almost 73 per cent of Canadians do not support the idea of taxpayers covering the security costs for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, explains Sean Spence for The Conversation

02 March 2020 6 min read

Sean Spence, doctoral student in Security Risk Management, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the choice of Canadian Government not to fund Prince Harry and Megan Markle's security while they live in Canada

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Vigilantes and private security are policing the internet where governments have failed The new tightening of government regulation on private security warrants further research to determine if the controls are adequate, explains Professor Mark Button for The Conversation

19 February 2020 5 min read

Mark Button Professor of Security and Fraud at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the Government's decision to introduce regulations to better control the activities of private security which warrant further research and investigation to determine if the controls are adequate.

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