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Opinion Editorials
March 13, 2017
Asia

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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, ...
February 14, 2017
Women's Rights

We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

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by Emma Webb Originally published in CapX. Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh. She’d been married to him since ...
February 10, 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain’s Little Problem

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Douglas Murray
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.  When considering the roles that various people worldwide play in advancing various causes, a lot of attention is paid to the people who blow themselves up. A fair amount of time is spent on the ...
February 3, 2017

Jewish students feel suffocated on British campuses – divisive pro-Palestinian rhetoric is to blame

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This article originally appeared in The IB Times Campus activism connected to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has turned nasty in recent months, with a rise in anti-Semitism being recorded across the UK and a national debate developing over when anti-Zionism becomes anti-Semitism. Contentious Boycott, ...
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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)

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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 ...
February 3, 2017

The Syrian Nemesis

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Almost thirty five years ago,the Soviet Union got into a war in Syria on the side of Hafezal-Assad, the Syrian ruler and the father of the present leader, with results disastrous for the USSR. In June 1982, the Israeli Air Force ...