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Past events and future legislation
This issue of Counter Terror Business has two main focuses. The first is an in-depth analysis by Ed Butler to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, in which he explains how two decades of disruption has shaped todays’ fight against terrorism and extremism.
This timely review looks at the world’s response to terrorism since 9/11 and how it might be improved, identifying outdated solutions and hierarchical structures, and examining the current threat landscape.
We also are lucky to share a Q&A with Ed Butler on page 36.
In his interview Ed talks about the Protect Duty, which forms the second theme of this January issue. We share three perspectives with you on the duty: from a health and safety perspective; a perimeter security angle; and from a former police officer who campaigned alongside Figen Murray for Martyn’s Law and drafted the original proposal for the government.
The government’s response to the consultation was announced this month and we hope that this issue, as well as future issues of Counter Terror Business, continue to shed a light on the work needed to make our venues and crowded places safer from the threat of terrorism.
Michael Lyons, editor