Winning the Battle: Defeating the rise of radical Islam

How can the battle of ideas against ISIS be won? Liam Byrne, Michael Gove and Shiraz Maher discuss the need for a fresh approach to counter-extremism policy.

  • Monday, 12. December 2016
  • Anatomy Theatre, Level 6, King's College, Strand, London WC2

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Liam Byrne warns the Government must not "dither in the face of danger" as a "new age of ISIS" threatens Britain. He makes this compelling case in a new book, Black Flag Down, which brings together two years of analysis -  frank interviews with intelligence and police officers, reports from the frontline in Iraq, and fresh, grassroots research with young British Muslims - to argue Western counter-extremism policy must rapidly change course to deal with the new threat level.  

Join the New Statesman for this exclusive event, chaired by Shiraz Maher, as Liam Byrne MP and Michael Gove MP consider and debate counter-extremism, defeating ISIS and winning the battle of ideas.

This exciting event will also include a short reading from Black Flag Down and book signing from the author.



Liam Byrne MP: Author of Black Flag Down, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and current Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Michael Gove MP: Former Secretary of State for Justice and Secretary of State for Education, and current Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

Shiraz Maher: Senior research fellow at King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, and New Statesman contributor. His recent articles include:

Brothers in blood: how Putin has helped Assad tear Syria apart

Islamic State's most important leader is dead - what will happen now?

The Nice attack showed the threat posed by lone actors - we should brace ourselves for more


Doors open 7pm. 

General Admission: £12

Concessions: £10