Can terrorism ever be tamed?
In many parts of the world terrorism is here to stay and we are just going to have to live with it
This year’s terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom brought home a grim reality all too familiar in other parts of the world: despite vigilance and close surveillance, the public is vulnerable to those who want to kill, maim and cause mayhem in pursuit of a cause. But must this always be so? Do we understand the causes of terrorism sufficiently to develop a set of responses that can help curb it at source and counter it at operational levels? In this night cap discussion, country experts and counter-terrorist practitioners will assess the risks we must contend with as we go about our personal and professional lives.
Former Deputy DirectorNational Security Secretariat