Campaign without end? What does worthwhile success look like for Western overseas CT interventions? When can they draw down their efforts?

William Evans studied History at Durham and York universities. He and joined the British Foreign Office in 1994 having worked as research assistant to the late Lord (Sir Geoffrey) Howe of Aberavon. In the Foreign Office, he was posted several times to Eastern Europe as well as to Afghanistan. Most recently, he served in Paris as the Embassy’s political counsellor and, on return, headed up global counter-terrorism policy in London. William’s research interest lies in identifying both ‘intervention criteria’ for overseas CT pursue efforts and what the ‘success criteria’ might look like for such interventions. As a secondary theme, he will be exploring the Anglo-French security partnership during recent years through a CT lens.