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Opinion Editorials
August 11, 2017
Saudi Arabia

Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

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By Tom Wilson The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to ...
August 10, 2017
North Korea

Should you be worried about a nuclear war with North Korea?

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By John Hemmings Thursday’s news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has announced that it is preparing an attack plan on Guam, a US territory with forces has heightened fears across Asia and the West of a catastrophic ...
August 3, 2017

Forget Ukraine, Britain is at the heart of Russia’s new Arctic showdown with the West

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By Dr. Andrew Foxall The world is not short of hotspots: Syria; North Korea; Libya; Ukraine … But one of the hottest is also one of the coldest – the Arctic, which is rapidly becoming the front line in a new ...
August 2, 2017

Britain Needs New Safeguards to Deal with Chinese Investment

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In April, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released a report noting the importance of revitalising the UK’s run-down regional infrastructure. With Brexit approaching, the report stated that a ‘renewed focus’ was crucial for delivering growth to the UK, and could ...
July 31, 2017

Risky business: Keeping an eye on Chinese investment

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By John Hemmings If money talks, Chinese money is particularly loud these days. In the past five years, Chinese investment abroad — largely dominated by the country’s giant state-owned enterprises — has tripled. Today, China accounts for nearly 10 percent of global ...
July 31, 2017

Another One Bites the Dust – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Disqualified from Office

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By Dr. Sarah Ashraf The chronic inability of elected governments in Pakistan to complete their designated tenures serves as a constant reminder of the country’s arbitrary democratic credentials. Nawaz Sharif, disqualified from the office of Prime Minister today, is no aberration ...
July 27, 2017

Time for Five Eyes to coordinate on Chinese tech investment

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By John Hemmings The recent exposure of Chinese influence-peddling inside the Australian political system is just one example of China’s growing influence and willingness to act in Western states. In these days of austerity for many Western nations, money speaks loudly and in ...
July 26, 2017

Pushback: Why the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Should Keep Chinese Investors at Bay

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By John Hemmings There has been a dramatic shift of investment into the West, which may have a deep impact on U.S. security and the country’s future way of life. According to a report recently published by the Henry Jackson Society, China is ...
July 24, 2017

Russia Is Testing NATO in the Skies

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By Andrew Foxall Last month, a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea. According to U.S. officials, the Russian Su-27 “rapidly” approached the U.S. RC-135 plane and acted “provocatively” by performing “unsafe” maneuvers. Russia’s Defense ...
July 21, 2017

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t Working

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By Timothy Stafford In a legally required letter to Speaker Paul Ryan on April 18, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The next day, he told reporters ...
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July 18, 2017

UK Government should urgently consider new review process for Chinese investment in sensitive sectors

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The UK Government should welcome inward investment from China, but ensure the national security of key infrastructure remains protected, our new report warns. “Safeguarding our Systems: Managing Chinese Investment into the UK’s Digital and Critical National Infrastructure”, described by Sir Malcolm ...
July 11, 2017

Close Encounters: Russian Military Activities in the Vicinity of UK Air and Sea Space, 2005-2016

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The true scale of the Russian military’s activities around UK territory is made clear for the first time, in a comprehensive report from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre. The report lists and categorises every open-ˇsource incident reported by the ...
July 11, 2017

Understanding CONTEST: The Foundation and the Future

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CONTEST, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, was made publicly available in 2006, and revisions followed in 2009 and 2011. It is split into four work streams – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare. In light of the recent attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London ...
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

Tom Wilson
A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism. We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable ...
June 15, 2017

The Kings of State Procurement

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That summer day in 2005 completely changed the life of Pavel Yakshis, an ordinary St Petersburg motorist moonlighting as a deliveryman. He was driving his Gazelle van along Tikhoretsky Prospekt in the northern capital when a concrete mixer in front ...