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Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape.
We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments.
Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain, comparing figures between January and February.

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.

Solutions Annual Review 2021

Solutions Annual Review 2021

It feels appropriate, a couple of months after the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, to pause and consider whether the world is more, or less, secure from terrorism than in the latter part of the previous century. I fear not. We are living in unprecedented times, in a...

Liverpool Women’s Hospital Taxi Explosion: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Liverpool Women’s Hospital Taxi Explosion: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

On Sunday 14 November, an explosion occurred in a taxi outside the reception entrance of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Emad al Swealmeen, the bomber, was the only fatality. The driver of the taxi, who escaped the vehicle immediately after the detonation, suffered minor injuries and was the only other casualty. There was no reported damage to the hospital.

Monthly Threat Update August 2021

Monthly Threat Update August 2021

There were no confirmed terrorist attacks in the UK, Western Europe or North America in August 2021. However, a shooting by a selfdescribed ‘incel’ in Plymouth, which resulted in the deaths of five civilians and the gunman, may be reclassified as terrorism according...

Monthly Threat Update July 2021

Monthly Threat Update July 2021

There were no significant terrorist attacks or plots in the UK, Western Europe or North America in July 2021. However, the US and allied NATO forces began their withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is highly likely to lead to a resurgence in Al-Qaeda (AQ) operations in...

Monthly Threat Update June 2021

Monthly Threat Update June 2021

There were no significant attacks or disrupted terrorist plots in the United Kingdom in June 2021. However, a bladed weapons attack against shoppers in Wurzburg by a suspected Islamist extremist killed three and injured eight. In Ontario, a vehicle-as-a-weapon attack...

Monthly Threat Update May 2021

Monthly Threat Update May 2021

There were no significant terrorist attacks in the UK or Western Europe in May 2021. However, instability in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine has seemingly led to an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes and violence in the UK and US. In response to the...

Monthly Threat Update April 2021

Monthly Threat Update April 2021

A confirmed New IRA attempted bombing took place in Northern Ireland in April 2021. The group attempted to kill an off-duty police officer using a homemade improvised explosive device (IED) in Dungiven, Co. Derry/Londonderry on 19 April 2021.  Further afield on 23...

Monthly Threat Update August 2020

Monthly Threat Update August 2020

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain in August 2020. However, police did arrest several individuals in England and Northern Ireland on suspicion of preparation of terrorism acts. In Europe, a suspected Islamist extremist drove his car into several other...

Monthly Threat Update July 2020

Monthly Threat Update July 2020

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain this month, but counter-terrorism police did arrest four men suspected of plotting a ‘low-sophistication’ attack which involved plans to behead a Shia cleric. Separately, the Home Office proscribed the Feuerkrieg...

Monthly Threat Update June 2020

Monthly Threat Update June 2020

There was one terrorist attack in Great Britain this month; a bladed weapons attack against members of the public in a park in Reading. The frequency of attacks across Western Europe is likely to increase as countries begin to ease restrictions imposed in response the...

Webinar: COVID-19 and terrorism

Webinar: COVID-19 and terrorism

Andrew Silke, Pool Re and Cranfield University’s Professor of Terrorism Risk Management and Resilience assesses, in the attached report, the short and long term impacts and potential consequences of COVID-19 on terrorist actors, target types and methodologies.  This...

Terrorism Threat and Mitigation Report 2019

Terrorism Threat and Mitigation Report 2019

This edition of the Terrorism Threat and Mitigation Report 2019 considers the UK’s threat landscape, Daesh’s strategy following the loss of its so-called ‘Caliphate’, and evaluates the risks posed by unconventional attack methodologies. We also bring you unique...

Non-Damage Business Interruption

Non-Damage Business Interruption

From 2014 onwards, it became apparent that a terrorism insurance gap had emerged. Attacks increasingly caused little or no property damage but still resulted in significant losses. However, for policies to respond, a direct physical damage trigger was required,...

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Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape.
We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments.
Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain, comparing figures between January and February.

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Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape.
We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments.
Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain, comparing figures between January and February.

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

Monthly Threat Update March 2022

This month, Pool Re Solutions provides analysis of the involvement of far-right groups in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what this could mean for the UK’s terrorism threat landscape.
We also provide a roundup of significant terrorism-related events across advanced market countries. This includes the use of fitness apps as recruitment tools by far-right groups in the UK and the Global Terrorism Index’s review of the impact of terrorism in 2021, among other developments.
Finally, we examine conviction and sentencing data for terrorism charges in Great Britain, comparing figures between January and February.

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

Review of the Home Office Protect Duty Consultation Report January 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.

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