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Opinion Editorials
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

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

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, ...
February 1, 2017
Russia

Judy Asks: Does Trump Need Europe?

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This article was originally published in Carnegie Europe A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. […] Andrew Foxall Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry ...
January 31, 2017
United Kingdom

How cautious can we afford to be about foreign investment?

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared on CapX So we all now know all about Theresa May’s industrial strategy for Britain. In addition to cutting red tape and regulation, the Prime Minister wants her Government to promote innovation, with the creation of a £4.7 ...
January 29, 2017

For all her caution abroad the PM knows the time to make a stand will come

Douglas Murray
Originally published in the Sunday Times. To read some of the responses to Theresa May’s speech in America last week, you could be forgiven for interpreting the whole thing as a grand act of political grave-pissing. In 1999 Tony Blair spoke in ...
January 26, 2017

Universities monitored your emails long before Prevent – don’t believe the NUS’s fake news

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by Elliot Miller. Originally published in the Telegraph. King’s College London (KCL) has been criticised this week  for supposedly ‘spying on student’s emails’ in what has been described an outrageous invasion of their privacy. It is claimed that the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, ...
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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 ...
January 23, 2017

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

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A new policy paper from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve ...
January 11, 2017

Under the Aegis of the Foreign Ministry

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Six months ago, Andrey Piontkovsky, in the course one of our conversations, came up with an unexpected hypothesis: that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had ‘spoiled’ Putin. Russian diplomats, in the political analyst’s opinion, are behind Putin’s anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism and, ...
January 5, 2017

Age of Delirium

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Not long ago, American scientists once again turned their attention to the case of Phineas P. Gage, whose strange fate raised the possibility that the brain contains a “moral center.” On September 13, 1848, Gage, a 25-year-old construction foreman for the ...
January 4, 2017

Fighting Corruption with Con Tricks: Romania’s Assault on the Rule of Law

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Fighting Corruption with Con Tricks: Romania’s Assault on the Rule of Law, has found that Romanian politicians are engaged in political score-settling and serious violations of human rights which are dressed up ...