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Opinion Editorials
March 24, 2017

How we can spot potential terrorists like Khalid Masood before they strike

Rupert Sutton
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph In the aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal attack on Westminster, the ‘low-tech’ methods Khalid Masood used to kill four innocent people have sparked a substantial debate about the difficulty of preventing such an incident. The ease of ...
March 24, 2017

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

Douglas Murray
This article originally appeared in The Spectator The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray for London than a man of ‘North African descent’ was narrowly prevented from doing ...
March 24, 2017

Why so many Islamist terrorists have links to Birmingham

Henry Jackson Society
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph Evidence shows that “lone wolves” tend to run in packs. It is too early to speculate about the exact identity of the associates of Khalid Masood, the Westminster attacker. But we do know that he ...
March 13, 2017
Asia

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Interpreter. The decision by South Korea’s Constitutional Court to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment of beleaguered President Park Geun-hye is the starting gun in a 60-day race to the Blue House. The Constitution requires that an ...
March 6, 2017

China’s fear of the US prevents any defusing of the North Korean threat

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph In the wake of widespread criticism of its assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last month, North Korea has defiantly fired four intermediate ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. Tracked by US, Korean, ...
February 24, 2017
North Korea

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

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By John Hemmings This article originally appeared in The Telegraph The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North ...
February 23, 2017
United States

Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

Henry Jackson Society
By John Hemmings This article originally appeared in The National Interest   The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity ...
February 17, 2017

Complacency towards the Far-Right will only help spread antisemitism on campus

Henry Jackson Society
by Elliot Miller. Originally Published in the Telegraph. Reports of a spate of swastika graffiti and Holocaust denial leaflets discovered on university campuses across the UK over the past week raises serious concerns, and highlights the challenge faced by universities as they ...
February 16, 2017
North Korea

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some ...
February 14, 2017
North Korea

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

Henry Jackson Society
This article originally appeared on The Diplomat In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, ...
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March 24, 2017

Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016, documents 152 incidents of terrorism or attempted terrorism conducted in the name of the Islamic State and its predecessors, and assesses how directly the ...
March 21, 2017

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society and its Student Rights campaign, Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies, analyses the speaker policies of 76 English universities to assess the extent to which the higher education sector ...
March 20, 2017

Extremism in the Community: The Case of Shakeel Begg

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Shakeel Begg, described in court by a judge as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”, has established himself as an influential figure within numerous public bodies and groups – even after the ruling, where he lost a ...
March 5, 2017

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Hannah Stuart
Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015), a new research project from The Henry Jackson Society, presents the most comprehensive ever overview of the threat from Islamism-inspired terrorism in the United Kingdom. Islamist terrorism remains the principal ...
February 23, 2017

A Governor Who Loves to Spend

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The best way to bankrupt a region: the example of Samara and Mordovia. Governor Nikolai Merkushkin has been head of Samara Province for four years now, and for 17 years before that he was in charge of neighbouring Mordovia. This is ...