On 4th of June 2019 I was in England to present my latest book ‚Fighting the War on Terror‚ at the Austrian Cultural Forum London. With great pleasure, I was on the podium with a distinguished panel of experts for a Talk about the work of Counter-Terrorism units around the Globe and of course, about my book. Many thanks to BBC Security-Correspondent Gordon Corera, Counter-Terrorism-expert Richard Barrett and Cambridge University-Professor Neil Kent who made this Evening in London possible. I also would like to thank all the guests who joined this Evening. It was a great pleasure to discuss with you – for several hours – the topics of Security, Counter-Terrorism, Prevention and the numerous adventures I had, when I did this book with the units in the 16 countries of this World.
This book means a lot to me. I experienced so much during the writing process and for that, I would like to thank you – Commanders and members of the Units – for your contributions to make this book possible. I think that we did a good job! The book has been translated into several languages and is a very well received. Especially in England! It has been dedicated to the actor Kevin Spacey who played in the Movie „The Negotiator“ and who inspired me to write this book. Spacey is also an inspiration for numerous members of the Counter terrorism-units worldwide because of this Movie.
Many thanks to the Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Katalin-Tünde Huber and to her whole Team in London who made this Evening possible!