International Terrorism: A Critical Perspective

December 14, 2018By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

International Terrorism, a Game of Smoke & Mirrors? International Terrorism is a difficult subject to understand and an even harder one to explain, especially when you’re trying to elucidate the various nuances of the phenomenon to a bunch of savvy third year students at one of the UKs leading universities. Nevertheless, that was an objective … Read More

Radicalisation Risk in the UK. A Look at the All Female Terror Cell the ‘Mad Hatters’

July 3, 2018By Richard C PendryCrisis Management, news, Radicalisation, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

Court artist file sketch dated 11/05/17 by Elizabeth Cook of (left to right) Mina Dich, 43, Rizlaine Boular, 21, and Khawla Barghouthi, 20 (Elizabeth Cook/PA) source Recent headlines in the UK have focused on the Mad Hatters Terror Plot and an all female terror cell. In this blog I discuss radicalisation, how people become radicalised … Read More

Reputational Crisis Management. How Well Prepared Is Your Organisation?

June 25, 2018By Richard C PendryCrisis Management, news No Comments

Crisis Hits Organisations Hard In February 2018, news broke that Oxfam aid workers had been involved with prostitutes while working for the charity after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The charity was accused of trying to hide the unsavoury incident to avoid tarnishing its reputation. Richard Pendry examines the consequences in this article for Crisis … Read More

Islamic State ‘Beatles’: The Next Move

February 10, 2018By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

The sister of one of the victims of the infamous Islamic State group dubbed the Beatles – an Execution cell responsible for the murder of at least 27 of their hostages – has called for two of the gang; Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, recently captured while trying to cross into Turkey, to be … Read More

The Unknown Soldier

November 10, 2017By Richard C PendryMilitary history, news 2 Comments

On November 7th, 1920, two years after the end of the Great War, four bodies of unknown British soldiers were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter … Read More