In the news – 17 & 24 November 2015
17 November 2015
Professor Anthony Glees was interviewed about:
- The putative killing of ‘Jihadi John’ on Sky TV News, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Four Ulster, BBC London News, BBC Oxford and BBC TV News Channel.
- The Paris mass-murders on LBC, BBC Scotland Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Arabic Service TV News, BBC Radio London, Sky TV News, BBC World Service News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV News, BBC TV News Channel, Austrian National Radio, BBC London Vanessa Feltz programme, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Three Counties, BBC Oxford and BBC’s Persian News, RTE (Irish National Radio) and BBC Wales Today.
- The £2bn extra for cyber intelligence on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales.
- The Syrian crisis by BBC Asian Network (The Nihal Show), BBC Radio Two (Jeremy Vine), LBC (Clive Bull Programme), BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio Five Live and BBC Radio Oxford.
- Aspects of the ongoing security crisis in France, Belgium and Syria, and the increased UK government spend on intelligence-led activity by BBC Three Counties Radio (twice), BBC Radio Coventry, LBC (twice) and BBC Radio Oxford.
Professor Glees has been quoted in many national and international newspapers, including:
- Sunday Times, 15 November, “How Jihadi John was ‘evaporated'”
- Daily Mail, “Revealed: Two of the Jihadis sneaked into Europe via Greece by posing as refugees and being rescued from a sinking migrant boat“
- Daily Mail, 14 November, “Corbyn faces revolt for saying he deserved trial”
- The Mirror, “Paris attacks terrorist suspect Ahmed Almuhamed ‘was rescued near Greece after his refugee boat sunk“
- Reuters, “World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks“
- The Telegraph, “Channel ferries at risk from jihadi terror attack“
- The Express, “ISIS danger zones: Football matches, ferries, trains are easy targets, warn security heads“
- The New York Times, “Privacy must yield to the needs of security“
- Sunday Guardian Live, “Open borders in Europe not helping to counter terror“
Professor Glees gave the opening keynote lecture on “Intelligence studies, universities and security” at a conference held at the British Academy in London under the auspices of the British Society for Educational Studies, attended by some 80 people (12 November).
On 20 November Professor Glees was invited to speak on the current security situation in Iraq and Syria to some 80 MEPs from the European Conservatives and Reformist Group at the QE2 Conference Centre in London. Fellow speakers at the conference included Theresa May, Anna Fotyga and Professor Michael Clarke.