Ebbing Tide: The Battle for Hearts and Minds in the UK

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Al-Qa’ida has enjoyed little apparent success in the UK in recent years. There have been no successful attacks since the bombings of July 2005, the number of plots appears to be declining, and – if court cases and prisoner numbers are reliable indicators – fresh recruits to the cause in the UK are waning as well. Does this mean that Al-Qa’ida is a largely spent force in the UK? Have we entered the beginning of the end?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalRUSI Monitor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • terrorism
  • counterterrorism
  • hearts and minds
  • community support
  • Islamist extremism
  • United Kingdom
  • CONTEST strategy

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