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Dr Sally Leivesley authored 'British policy and influence on trends in international terrorism' in November 2007.

In 'British policy and influence on trends in international terrorism', Sally Leivesley argues that the British government needs to take more aggressive and effective action in order to counterbalance the violent jihadist messages that are key to the recruitment of 'home-grown' terrorists. She emphasises the importance of creating and sustaining 'national attachment' among under-25s and calls for the creation of a public-private National Strategic Operations Centre to manage the British government's response to the threat that terrorists pose. At the centre of her paper is an argument that the government should adopt a more proactive communications strategy in order to reduce the effectiveness of terrorist recruitment carried out through social networking websites and real-time communication services.

Nick Lee responded to Leivesley's paper with 'British policy and influence on trends in international terrorism: a response', authored in December 2007.

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