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Opinion Editorials
July 24, 2015
Terrorism & Security

Al Qaeda Is Not Our Ally!

Robin Simcox
Originally published in The Daily Beast A new argument among jihad analysts has it that the makers of 9/11 are now a handy bulwark against ISIS. Um, no. Enemies becoming friends is seemingly all the rage these days. First Cuba. ThenIran. Now, ...
July 24, 2015
Middle East

Israel in the Eye of the Storm

Tom Wilson
Originally published in The Journal of International Security Affairs In a region convulsed by the turmoil of civil wars, revolutions, and insurgencies, Israel stands out as an island of relative stability, one that has successfully weathered the multiple storms of the ...
July 23, 2015
Religious Fundamentalism

Je Suis Charlie? Even Charlie Hebdo has now surrendered to Islamic extremism

Douglas Murray
Originally published in the Spectator Bad news from the continent. In an interview with the German weekly Stern, Laurent ‘Riss’ Sourisseau, the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo, announced that he would no longer draw cartoons of any historical figure called Mohammed. This ...
July 20, 2015
Iran

There was a credible alternative to the Iran deal. Obama just chose to ignore it

Tom Wilson
Originally published in The Spectator President Obama has accused critics of the recently announced deal with Iran of having no credible alternative. According to Obama, it was this deal or no deal. And then, alleges the president, the options are either ...
July 20, 2015
United Kingdom

David Cameron has given his best speech yet on tackling Islamic extremism

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator The Prime Minister’s Birmingham speech on radicalisation and Muslim communities in the UK given earlier today is a rather important one. Regular readers will know that I’m not easy to please in this area, but it ...
July 16, 2015

The Truth About Flight MH17

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal One year ago Friday, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed. Overwhelming evidence suggests that the ...
July 15, 2015
Iran

In the long term, building a bomb will be easier for Iran

Tom Wilson
Originally published in the Jewish Chronicle Online This deal could be one of the most calamitous things to have happened in the Middle East for generations. While it slows Iran’s progress to the bomb temporarily, it establishes a deeply flawed system ...
July 14, 2015
Iran

The Iranian regime is anti-Western and anti-Semitic. Can we really trust its nuclear deal?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator It is often said that British ambition and influence in the world are on the wane. But there can be few greater demonstrations of this than our country’s lack of attention to one of the biggest ...
July 9, 2015
Israel

The New Special Relationship: The British Conservative Party and Israel

Alan Mendoza
Originally published in Fathom In recent years, a once ambivalent relationship between the world’s oldest political party and one of its younger countries has been comprehensively transformed. Once suspicion, mistrust and the occasional dose of establishment Arabism and anti-Semitism were the norm ...
June 24, 2015
Terrorism & Security

Muslims do have a responsibility to tackle extremism says Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Express Muslim communities in the UK need to make a choice: will they take some responsibility for tackling the extremists in their midst or will they continually blame everybody but those responsible? The past week provided a fine ...
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Key Publications
July 17, 2015

Russia’s Abuse of Interpol

Henry Jackson Society
Despite Interpol’s commitment to neutrality and human rights, Russia’s Abuse of Interpol shows the extent to which the Kremlin cynically subverts the purpose of the international police cooperation body by using it as a tool to targetpersecute businessmen and businesswomen, ...
July 15, 2015

Tanks on Parade

Henry Jackson Society
This is the ninth 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 Tait. The ...
July 14, 2015

Britain’s Forgotten Women: Speaking to Survivors of ‘Honour’-Based Abuse

Henry Jackson Society
Survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage have chosen to leave their families behind, often as a means of staying alive. In doing so, they form part of a new scattered community of disowned human beings who are vulnerable and ...
July 14, 2015

Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus

Rupert Sutton
Across British universities, the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, is being prevented from functioning effectively due to widespread student opposition, reveals Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus. This is in part influenced by the narrative of extremist groups targeted ...
June 25, 2015

The View from Tehran: Iranian Leaders’ Perspectives on the International Framework Agreement

Tom Wilson
Discrepancies between the Iranian and American versions of April’s nuclear framework agreement abound, while some Iranian leaders have even categorically denied the validity of the US State Department fact sheet on the framework. With less than a week to go ...