Great Britain is in a great crisis, one that gets worse with every attempt to patch things up. The global spread of technology and international links enables a rapid rise in the traffic of dangerous ideas, dangerous materials and dangerous people. An international journalist ties together the common strands that create the fuse for unquenched violence in Great Britain, culminating in a many-faceted crisis for the British state.
The overwhelming picture of intrusion into people’s personal lives has caused a breakdown in trust between the citizens and the state. Five Eyes, TEMPORA, PRISM, ECHELON and the politics of the Intelligence War have shaken the public perception that their governments respect civil rights and liberties.
Meanwhile the British “Welfare State” faces an evolving threat from many quarters.
- Corruption within the police department
- Increasing homelessness
- An overwhelmed NHS, where doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly patients via the deadly “Liverpool Care Pathway”
- Domestic radicalization, as British nationals go off to jihad, fighting alongside their Arab al Qaeda friends. What will they do when they come home?
- Ongoing violence in Northern Ireland as the political parties have never agreed on a power sharing formula since the Good-Friday Agreement.
- Illicit trade in nuclear materials, as technologies and capabilities proliferate.
Musa Khan Jalalzai, a renowned international journalist, shows that Government's attempts to stop these holes and keep the ship of state moving are entirely inadequate to the scale and scope of challenges as we enter turbulent waters.
About the Author
Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist whose experience includes over 25 years extensive research in political analysis, Afghanistan, terrorism issues, and human trafficking. His articles have been published by The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Moscow Times (English-language daily). He has published several books studying sectarian and ethnic violence, policing, and terrorism in various parts of the world, as well as the increasing crime, corruption and instability in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the region.
During the First Gulf War (1991-1993) he was a research scholar at the Pakistan Institute of National Affairs where he completed two books on Persian Gulf politics. He was Executive Director of the Daily Outlook, Afghanistan (2005-2009), and is a permanent writer of articles for Pakistan's daily The Post. He has a regular column in the Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan) and The New Nation (Bangladesh).
Mr. Jalalzai has published four books with Algora focusing on Pakistan, Afghanistan, and questions of security, law enforcement, and the global intelligence war.
About the Book
The revelations of Mr. Edward Snowden also sparked widespread outrage about the illegal surveillance mechanisms of NSA and GCHQ. The intelligence war between allies and friends broke into the open when France, Germany and Spain summoned both...
Great Britain faces numerous social, political and economic crises. Unemployment and homelessness are on the rise, and hundreds of homeless and jobless people are joining criminal networks every year. The Local Government Councils are deeply involved in corruption and discrimination cases. Unaffordable rent and welfare cuts have bred a...
BISAC: POL033000POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
BISAC: POL004000POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
BISAC: POL012000POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
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