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Opinion Editorials
February 22, 2018

Britain needs its own Magnitsky rule

Henry Jackson Society
Many politicians in Westminster think there is little the UK can do by itself to deter Russia’s aggression. From Ukraine to Syria and from conventional warfare to cyber warfare, the thinking goes, an effective response to the challenges Russia poses ...
February 16, 2018
United Kingdom

Is the UK up to the challenges of this volatile age?

James Rogers
Over the past year, Britain’s security and defence policy has been thrust into the limelight. On the one hand, the British government is keen to show its European allies that – irrespective of withdrawal from the EU – the UK will ...
February 14, 2018
Middle East

Why Britain needs to forge closer ties with the GCC

Najah Alotaibi
The recent capture by US-led Kurdish forces of Alexander Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, the two remaining British members of the so-called ‘Beatles’ group of ISIS militants, is a further welcome sign of the dissipation of the ISIS death cult ...
February 6, 2018

The NUS campaign that undermines the fight against extremism

Richard Black
Student politics has always been a site of radical dissent. In theory, there is nothing wrong with this. It is perfectly legitimate to question the wisdom of conventional beliefs or government policy. However, a line must be drawn. In recent years, ...
February 5, 2018

Japan is Back on the World Stage

John Hemmings
Just over a month after the foreign and defence ministers of Britain and Japan stood side-by-side in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in December 2017, Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kano, and defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, were standing with their ...
February 5, 2018

China is tightening its high-tech tyranny. Theresa May should not be rushing to please it

John Hemmings
From all the stops on the Prime Minister’s three-day trip to China this week, the one which carried furthest was simple: drinking tea with its president, Xi Jinping, in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. The image of Xi dressed urbanely in ...
January 29, 2018

To combat extremism, we must first understand it

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik The recent appointment of Sara Khan to head the new commission for countering extremism has led to a fair share of debate. Where however, there is consensus, is that the task ahead will be a difficult one. Much ...
January 26, 2018

Why Counter-Extremism Commissioner Sara Khan is perfect to fight hatred… wherever it comes from

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik IT should come as no surprise the appointment of Sara Khan, a human rights campaigner, as the Counter-Extremism Commissioner has caused a stir among sections of the Muslim community and beyond. As my colleague Dr Alan Mendoza said yesterday: ...
January 22, 2018
United Kingdom

Britain can be a power in Asia

John Hemmings
James Rogers
Recently the Lowy Institute’s Aaron Connelly argued that there is not much Britain can do in Asia because British power is diminishing. This is unsurprising. One of the biggest challenges in international relations is ascertaining a given state’s place in the international system. ...
January 22, 2018

Turkish operation in Afrin could result in calamity for Ankara

Kyle Orton
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, threatened on Jan. 13 to begin a military operation “in about a week ” to evict Kurdish militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria. Erdoğan has repeatedly threatened to “cleanse ” Afrin of the fighters over the last ...
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February 19, 2018

The Strange Investigation of a Strange Terrorist Attack

Henry Jackson Society
The investigation of the April 2017 terrorist attack in the Petersburg subway continues. We have assembled thirteen facts that provoke questions and leave us bewildered. Last year witnessed two major terrorist attacks in Russia’s so-called second capital: in the subway in ...
February 13, 2018

Terror Overseas: Understanding The GCC Counter Extremism and Counter Terrorism Trends

Henry Jackson Society
The British Government must extend and deepen its relationship with Gulf states in order to tackle the root causes of extremism and terrorism, according to a new report published on Tuesday by The Henry Jackson Society. The report argues that Britain must ...
February 6, 2018

Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?

Henry Jackson Society
A new policy paper published today by The Henry Jackson Society warns that Russia’s reduced economic prospects could lead the Kremlin to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy in the years ahead. “Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?”, authored by ...
February 1, 2018

 “Tolerating the Intolerant”: A Report on ‘Students not Suspects’

Henry Jackson Society
A new report launched by Student Rights, a project of The Henry Jackson Society, has found that the Government and UK universities are consistently failing to do enough to combat extremism on campus. The National Union of Students (NUS) campaign ...
January 3, 2018

Ballot rigging, bribery, beatings and elimination

Henry Jackson Society
As the 2018 Russian Presidential elections approach, the Putin regime may resort to time honored techniques for dealing with unwelcome candidates, observers and members of electoral commissions. There were numerous reports of massive irregularities in the preliminary voting (“primaries”) to select ...