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Opinion Editorials
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 ...
November 20, 2016
France

When Marine Le Pen loses, it will not be because she’s too right wing

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Times. Surely after Brexit and Trump, President Marine Le Pen and “Frexit” will follow. That’s been the prevailing presumption of international punditry in recent weeks. And while the narrative arc may seem persuasive, what’s missing is the ...
November 17, 2016
United States

Analysis: ‘Clinton’s weakness as a candidate made Trump’s win possible’

Henry Jackson Society
by Timothy Stafford In Clinton, the Democrats nominated an establishment insider in an anti-establishment age, who provoked more hatred amongst Republicans than any other politician in the country. International reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory have been defined by two soul-searching questions. ...
November 15, 2016
United States

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Originally posted by The Spectator My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes: Dear Fraser, I read Douglas Murray’s blog on Friday “Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?” with great interest. It’s fantastic to see ...
November 11, 2016
United States

Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Douglas Murray
Did anybody see Question Time last night? The panel largely seemed to be competing to out-outrage each other about Donald Trump. And in their great Trump-off most of the guests continued to do that sawn-off shotgun ‘phobes’ thing. Trump as ...
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Key Publications
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 ...