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Opinion Editorials
December 8, 2016
United Kingdom

POPULISM: It’s the BBC’s new buzzword, being used to sneer at the ‘uneducated’ 17 million who voted for Brexit

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published on the Daily Mail. There is a new buzz-word at the BBC. It’s been bandied about on countless programmes and dominates the pages of the Left-wing papers. The 17 million-plus Britons who voted to leave the EU are described ...
December 7, 2016
United Kingdom

The campaign against Prevent is based on myths and distortion – and it’s helping Islamic extremists thrive

Henry Jackson Society
and
Rupert Sutton
Originally published by the Telegraph. The corrosive damage done to the fabric of society by extremist narratives from across the political spectrum has at its heart one key message: that the UK’s diverse communities cannot, and should not, peacefully co-exist alongside ...
December 7, 2016
United Kingdom

Why integration should concern British Jews, and everyone else

Henry Jackson Society
and
Tom Wilson
Originally published by The Times of Israel In their 1963 book Beyond the Melting Pot Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Nathan Glazer cautioned Americans that ethnicity is a stubborn thing and that integration between people of different origins was going to be ...
December 2, 2016
Germany

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published by The Spectator Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts.  For instance, it isn’t just Chancellor Merkel but a broad swathe of the German political class, ...
November 29, 2016
Syria

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Kyle Orton
Originally posted by TRT World The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to ...
November 29, 2016
Far-Right

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally posted by The Spectator Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces grows stronger (generally presenting the publication as the only barrier between the reader and incipient fascism) the ...
November 28, 2016
Europe

‘Quitaly’ could cause collapse of crumbling EU empire if Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement kicks Italy’s PM into touch

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally posted by The Sun WHEN people debate the UK and EU they always ignore one thing. Britain may be on a journey after Brexit but so is the EU. In fact it is the EU’s journey that looks the more dangerous. Even ...
November 28, 2016
United Kingdom

Prevent gets a bad press, but it’s a crucial tool against the far-right that killed Jo Cox

Henry Jackson Society
and
Rupert Sutton
Originally published by Left Foot Forward. Recent reports that there has been a worrying rise in the number of far-right referrals to the government’s counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent, have been given a grim postscript this week by the conviction of neo-Nazi terrorist, ...
November 26, 2016
United Kingdom

UK: Two Systems of Justice

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally posted by the Gatestone Institute So farewell, then, Anjem Choudary. For two and half years at least. On September 6, the radical cleric was sentenced by a British judge to five and a half years in prison for encouraging people ...
November 24, 2016
United States

No Surprises

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published by Standpoint I spent the night of the US election in Watford, listening to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Nothing is more dispiriting than election night parties, with similarly sozzled hacks repeating the same swiftly disproved points of psephology. … Read ...
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October 26, 2016

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

Henry Jackson Society
The latest policy paper from The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society documents how individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have  established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by ...
October 13, 2016

Egypt, Hamas and Islamic State’s Sinai Province

Henry Jackson Society
The latest policy paper from the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre from the New Middle East highlights the enduring threat posed by Islamic State’s Sinai province. As this paper reveals, with assistance from Hamas’s military wing in Gaza, Islamic State militants ...
October 5, 2016

New HJS Research Identifies Organised Campaign to Undermine the Prevent Strategy

Henry Jackson Society
and
Rupert Sutton
A new policy paper from the Henry Jackson Society, Myths and Misunderstandings: Understanding Opposition to The Prevent Strategy, examines the campaign against the Prevent strategy, the government’s counter-radicalisation policy, highlighting the spread of misinformation designed to undermine the strategy. The ‘Prevent’ ...
September 15, 2016

An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now

Henry Jackson Society
The Henry Jackson Society’s new study demonstrates clear continuity between old al-Qaeda networks and current Islamic State cells, with overlapping personnel and similar backgrounds. It raises questions about whether such similarities could have helped identify the development of the new ...
August 11, 2016

An Alternative to the French Peace Initiative: A way forward for Israel and its Arab neighbours

Henry Jackson Society
and
Tom Wilson
Read the policy paper here The paper’s key observations include: •    The French proposal risks sidelining the importance of direct negotiations, and at the same time repeating policy errors which are likely to exacerbate tensions further. •    Washington has signalled its reservations about ...