The Implications of North African Terrorism for the UK Counter-Terrorism Effort
The RUSI Journal
abstract
The attack on the Tigantourine gas facility near In Amenas in Algeria highlights the shifting nature of the terrorist threat to the national security of the UK and its interests abroad. It is a sign that the threat, while still very strong in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, is growing in North Africa. However, this does not necessarily mean that North Africa will be where the most significant threat can be found in future, or where extra resources should be allocated now. Using current interviews and historical evidence, Margaret Gilmore investigates where the counter-terrorism challenges of the next five years might come from.