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Threat and Risk Management

In most instances, such an action is followed by a wave of terror attacks on key western institutions (Sanchez, Smith-Spark amp. Almasmari 2015). The United Kingdom has been a vocal supporter of freedom of speech. As a result, its leaders have led the world in condemning the outrageous actions. In addition, they have called for an immediate and strong international response to the issue. The situation has worsened an already volatile working environment in the Middle East. The rise of ISIS has destabilized the region. The group wants to create a new nation that includes part of Iraq and Syria. As expected, the United Kingdom has been a part of an international effort aimed towards defeating the group. Another reason that has altered the risk landscape involves the drone strikes by the United States against terrorist leaders in Iraq. The United Kingdom and the United States have enjoyed a close relationship as key allies. President Barack Obama has pursued a strategy that involves targeted drone attacks against key terrorist targets. Although the strategy has been successful, it sometimes results in the death of young children and other civilians (Coll 2015). Consequently, a significant increase in anti-western sentiments in a region that was already hostile to the West has been witnessed. In addition, the reversal of a military strategy in the country has changed the risk landscape. The Western coalition of forces had started to withdraw from Iraq only for them to be pulled back in by the increasing threat of ISIS. The organization is feared to be planning an aggressive siege of Baghdad (ABC 2015). However, Iraq remains a volatile environment due to an unstable government and political climate. Furthermore, the British Embassy in Iran was attacked in 2011 (BBC 2015). As a result, there is always the need to conduct risk assessments regularly.The methodology of evaluating the risk involves a multi-pronged strategy. Firstly,

Threat and Risk Management