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Opinion Editorials
May 22, 2015
Religious Fundamentalism

Will Theresa May allow Muhammad Salah to enter the UK?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator Unencumbered by the regressive Liberal Democrats, the new government has already managed to start taking extremism seriously.  The counter-extremism legislation which the Lib Dems managed to stall will be included in the Queen’s Speech next week. But the ...
May 20, 2015
Religious Fundamentalism

Secularists need to prioritise their targets

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator I was on the BBC on Sunday morning discussing the government’s new counter-extremism legislation. Unusually for a discussion on this area the debate seemed to me to be constructive and engaging.  Perhaps this is a reflection of ...
May 10, 2015
Ukraine

The long arm of Vladimir Putin

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in POLITICO In Ukraine, as in Chechnya and Georgia beforehand, Vladimir Putin operates through warfare, using bribery, fear and force to destroy his opponents. In the West, he operates through lawfare, using politically-motivated court cases to harass and paralyse ...
April 30, 2015
Libya

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator The young hang about in packs or speed around town, two to a scooter. Old women group together on benches around the town square in front of the church. The men continually greet each other as ...
April 23, 2015
United Kingdom

The fall of Lutfur Rahman shows the power of brave campaigning journalism

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator So farewell then Lutfur Rahman. On Thursday the Islamist-aligned Mayor of Tower Hamlets was found guilty of electoral fraud. The poll in which he was ‘elected’ has been declared void and he has now been barred from ...
April 13, 2015
Israel

Hamas Prepares Its Next War on Israel

Tom Wilson
Originally published in Real Clear World Since last summer’s war, things have been quiet along the Israel-Gaza border. But the calm is deceiving. No sooner had the fighting halted than Hamas was once again making preparations for its next war with ...
April 13, 2015
Russia

Now the Czechs Have an Oligarch Problem, Too

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in Foreign Policy Czech oligarch Andrej Babis, his country’s second-richest man and one of the most politically powerful billionaires in the world, is expanding his business empire into Prague’s corridors of power. Babis currently serves as finance minister, but his ambitions are far grander. The ...
April 10, 2015
Israel

Why wasn’t the head of Hamas properly cross-examined during his BBC interview?

Tom Wilson
Originally published in The Spectator  When journalists have the much sought after opportunity to interview the heads of states and organisations with appalling human rights records the very least we expect is to see such people given a thorough cross-examining. What ...
April 9, 2015
Somalia

Al-Shabaab: under pressure at home but still deadly abroad

Andrew Day
The horror that unfolded at Garissa University College in north eastern Kenya is yet another reminder of the transnational threat still posed by al-Shabaab. Despite recent infighting amongst the group’s various internal factions, the attack demonstrates how the “internationalist” wing, ...
March 30, 2015
United Kingdom

Is Britain losing the war against radical Islam?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator Some stories are almost too predictable. Take this one. Three schoolgirls from Britain disappear to Syria, apparently in order to join Islamic State and become ‘jihad brides’, or more precisely ‘jihad rape prizes’. There is a huge ...
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Key Publications
May 26, 2015

Surveillance after Snowden: Effective Espionage in an Age of Transparency

Robin Simcox
Surveillance after Snowden: Effective Espionage in an Age of Transparency is the most thorough analysis of the impact the Edward Snowden leaks have had on the US and UK’s national security. Informed in part by interviews with leading intelligence officials, ...
April 30, 2015

Religious Diversity in British Parliamentary Constituencies

Alan Mendoza
Henry Jackson Society study shows that minority religions could be crucial in influencing both the 2015 electoral result and the future British political landscape. Religious Diversity in British Parliamentary Constituencies, the most comprehensive study of its kind, finds that while Great ...
April 10, 2015

Understanding CAGE: A Public Information Dossier

Hannah Stuart
This policy paper reveals the pro-terrorist ideology of the ‘Jihadi John’-sympathising lobby group CAGE and highlights group’s inaccurate claims about government counter-terrorism measures. Understanding CAGE: A Public Information Dossier examines the ideology, campaigns and support network of the lobby group most commonly ...
April 9, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Framework Proposals

Tom Wilson
At this crucial juncture in Western diplomacy with Iran’s Islamic regime, a timely new HJS briefing shows that it is misleading to speak of a single framework that came out of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations concluded on 2 April. Since ...
March 23, 2015

Crimea and the Kremlin: From Plan “A” to Plan “B”

Henry Jackson Society
This is the seventh in a series of guest publications and translations which The Henry Jackson Society is producing by arrangement with Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. This publication was written by Vladimir Voronov, a Russian investigative journalist, and translated by Arch ...