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Opinion Editorials
May 17, 2016
United Kingdom

Why the Northern Ireland Terror Threat has been Upgraded to Severe

Rupert Sutton
The Home Secretary’s warning to Parliament on Wednesday that MI5 had decided to elevate the threat level posed by Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Great Britain to ‘substantial’ was a stark reminder of Gerry Adams’s old quip that those men and ...
May 9, 2016
United Kingdom

The right’s problem is the left has the best tune

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Times. Over recent years the Republican party had a photo-fit of the perfect candidate to transmit its ideas. It hoped for someone young with an “up by their boots-straps” story, preferably black, best of all Hispanic. Instead ...
May 7, 2016
Turkey

How Recep Erdogan became the most powerful man in Europe

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator. Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have been to invite derision. The Ottomans were kept out of Europe not by some early-onset prejudice, but ...
April 25, 2016

Grim Reaper, M.D.

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by Douglas Murray Originally published in National Review. Every age preceding ours sanctioned acts that we find morally stupefying. So it is reasonable to assume that there are things that we are currently doing – possibly while flush with moral virtue – that our ...
April 18, 2016
United Kingdom

The View from Britainistan

Henry Jackson Society
by Tom Wilson Originally Published in Commentary Magazine. In the wake every terror atrocity that Europe has suffered, politicians and commentators have scrambled to cobble together explanations about why some Muslims turn into extremists. The same thing happens whenever anyone questions why so many ...
March 25, 2016
Terrorism & Security

We must stop blaming ourselves for Islamist terrorism

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by Douglas Murray Originially published in The Telegraph. How many more excuses are we going to make before we face the facts? How many more fifth-rate, sixth-form debates will we have to sit through? Why, whenever any act of Islamist terror is carried out ...
March 16, 2016
Syria

As Putin starts pulling his troops out of the country, could peace finally be coming to Syria?

Henry Jackson Society
by Kyle Orton Originally published in City AM. The conditions for peace in Syria do not exist at the present time. The Russian intervention last year was intended to rescue the Assad regime, which was, at the time, suffering serious setbacks, including in its ...
February 15, 2016
United States

The UK appears to be siding with America over Israel boycott – and here’s why that’s a good thing

Tom Wilson
Originally published in City AM. The British government is currently preparing legislation that will prohibit public bodies from adopting boycotts against Israel. Under the provisions of this new law, the government would be able to prosecute local councils, universities, students unions and a ...
February 15, 2016
Syria

A response to George Soros: Putin might be a threat to the West – but that doesn’t mean Islamic State is any less so

Tom Wilson
Originally published in City AM. George Soros, world renowned billionaire and philanthropist, has claimed that Russian President Putin is a greater threat to Europe than Islamic State (Isis). Putin certainly is a threat to Western interests, and potentially to Europe on account of its ...
February 10, 2016
United Kingdom

Britain’s Jihadist Pipeline

Tom Wilson
Originally published in Commentary Magazine. Little by little, we are learning of the identities of the masked ISIS executioners whose macabre group was once headed by the infamous Muhammed Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John.” Like their front man, it seems that this entire ...
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May 25, 2016

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

Henry Jackson Society
LONDON – 24th May 2016  A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks. The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers ...
May 17, 2016

Sergey Chemezov’s “Russian Vacuum Cleaner”

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‘Putin’s cronies’ tend to be in the news over their ‘immoderate lifestyles’, the shock revelations being usually about palaces, villas, land holdings, yacht collections, vintage car fleets, fur coat depositories, offshore accounts and multi-billion dollar fortunes (all, no doubt, acquired ...
May 17, 2016

An Eyewitness Account of Events in Odessa on 2 May 2014

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On 2 May 2014, I reported live to an audience of some one million viewers. Just after 11 o’clock that night, I left the blackened Trade Union House with a clear sense that a terrible tragedy had taken place, and ...
May 11, 2016

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Policy Paper ‘From Tehran’s Twilight Zone’

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LONDON – 11 MAY 2016 We are delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Levitt will be joining the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society as an Associate Fellow. A former deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and ...
May 11, 2016

Degrees of Risk

Henry Jackson Society
Conflict with the government in power is never-ending. The less a regime is beholden to the community, the more grounds there will be for conflict. There have been variations. At one time, when there were tsars and nobles, popular discontent ...