War and security
US election 2020: a toolkit for ‘democracy-worthy’ coverage for journalists
As election day approaches in the US, journalists around the world are working in the most challenging environment of their lifetimes.
Bahrain v Israel: how sports could help cement peace accords in the Middle East
Back in 2016, I was excited for the Bahrain Women’s National team to compete in the Aphrodite Cup, an international football tournament held in Cyprus.
Why we need to stay alert to the terror threat as the UK reopens
The UK has faced a persistent threat from terrorism over the past decade, with recent attacks focusing on busy public spaces. In June 2020, this threat was highlighted once again by an attack in a public park in Reading. This was the first reported terrorist event in the UK since the beginning of the pandemic.
Loughborough and Royal Air Forces Association to lead new support programme for UK military veterans
Loughborough University and the Royal Air Forces Association are leading a new project offering military veterans who have issues with their mental wellbeing specialist courses, aimed at enhancing their social resilience and overall welfare.
‘Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport’: UN launches important guidance developed by Loughborough London expert
A new guide has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that looks at how sport can be used to protect youth around the world from the risks and root causes of violent extremism.
The potential impact of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy on the protection of public spaces from terrorism
Coronavirus has changed the way businesses operate and how we use public spaces which brings new challenges when protecting against terrorism. Here, Dr Alasdair Booth assesses the impact and dangers of this emerging threat and how they are related to the Government's new COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.
What Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria means for the Kurds, Assad and Russia
In a move likely to further destabilise the situation in Syria and the Middle East, Donald Trump appeared to give Turkey the green light on October 6 for a military operation into northern Syria.
Influential leaders attend TOXI-triage research showcase
International experts and influential stakeholders – including leaders in the NHS, police, military and ambulance service – attended the Loughborough University TOXI-triage research showcase at Altitude 360, London on 26 June.
Mass casualty field trial demonstrates life-saving potential of new technologies
Four years ago academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe came together with a common goal – to create new technologies and systems that would save lives during a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
TOXI-Triage field trial success paves the way for new mass casualty technologies
A full scale field trial of ground breaking new technologies designed to improve the way emergency services triage casualties following a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident has taken place.
Revolutionising the way emergency services across the world tackle life threatening incidents
Research led by Loughborough University seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
Life-saving chemical detection drone developed at Loughborough flies through first test stage
A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.
International relations and global security expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, one of the UK’s leading experts on international relations and global security has joined Loughborough University.
Military visit marks renewed partnership between Loughborough University and the MOD
Loughborough University and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially marking their continued partnership.
Graduate to present talk on experiences in Syria
A Loughborough graduate and campaigner is set to give a talk on her front line experiences as a solidarity activist in Syria.
Loughborough University and MOD join forces to tackle tendon injuries in the armed forces
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Ministry of Defence to try and help UK military personnel with tendon injuries.
St Petersburg bombing: A call to arms for disbanded Jihadi fighters by Islamic State’s wannabe successors?
Russia has officially confirmed it is treating the April 3, bombing of St Petersburg subway as an act of terrorism, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.
Too much PREVENT: Did fundamentalism save Adrian Ajao from self-destruction and lead Khalid Masood to murder?
Adrian Ajao embraced a life of hard drugs, heavy alcohol and extreme violence, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.28 March 2017
Expert comment: Westminster terror attack reminiscent of the extremist murder of Lee Rigby
The planning and execution of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster which left five people dead and many more seriously injured mirrors the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.24 March 2017
Loughborough research features in international guidelines on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict
A Loughborough University psychologist has provided expert guidance to the Government for its international protocol on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict.22 March 2017
Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack
As the world reels from the Brussels bombings, a device created at Loughborough University could provide the answer to safeguarding the travelling public.13 April 2016