Terrorism: fear is their greatest weapon - the truth about terrorism and how to defeat it

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Greatest weapon of terrorists is fear playing on irrational emotions of public. Need to understand power of asymmetric threats using easily available bomb-making products. Military strikes less helpful than understanding underlying issues, perceived injustice etc and working to reduce numbers of disaffected activists that later become violent, intelligence, vigilance etc. Overstated risks of terror attacks, failure to understand risks. Why terrorism rules by fear and how to defeat it.

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Drumcree - Good Friday agreement - 10th April 1998

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Drumcree - Orange Order - the Future

Tribalism in Ulster and Europe

RealVideo Presentation.

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Scandal about MP Expenses in UK - predicted in 1995 in my book

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MP Expenses scandal in UK:  predicted 14 years ago - see book "The Truth about Westminster" that I wrote in 1995.  "The system is open to fraud, and some are taking advantage of this. The amounts involved can be large. Lord Nolan described 'fiddling of expenses' as 'a crime, whether it is done by a Member of Parliament or anybody else'. At least six cases of suspected abuse are uncovered every year by the Commons Fees Office. However, no MP has ever been publicly disciplined.

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Dictatorships and Revolution in Digital Age: People Power after Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

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Leadership - What next after Tunisia, Libya, Egypt?

Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy in Middle East and across the world. How Africa, Arab and Asia dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information. Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder.

How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web...

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How social networking can spark revolutions: impact SMS, Twitter, Facebook on democracy, dictators

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Revolution, unrest, protests, protestors, riots, all have been made easier to organise with SMS and social media.

Impact on dictators, dictatorships, democracy and democratic pressures from social networks like Twitter, Facebook, SMS.

Media revelations of public scandals, corruption, crimes, cover ups and government deceptions, impact of wikileaks on government internal communications and policies. Freedom of information and corruption. Politics and political change. How dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information....

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BIG pressures felt by European Commission senior staff members - revealed during keynote on leadership integrity. Watch results of anonymous e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

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What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life. How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders? At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed using e-polling that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon -- lecture at European Commission. Why leadership has to be based on trust, not just position, appealing to...

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Watch video on Leadership Ethics at EU Commission - where anonymous e-polling revealed many present have felt under huge pressures to do wrong things. Here are big practical answers for every leader who feels compromised.

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What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life. How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders?

At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical.

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