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Opinion Editorials
November 16, 2017
Russia

For years Britain was soft on Russia and its money – finally we are standing up to Moscow

Henry Jackson Society
and
Dr. Andrew Foxall
There are some politicians in Europe who still believe that the West should engage with Russia. They argue that Russia’s interests can be accommodated; that the greater danger is of over-reacting to Russia’s behaviour, not appeasing it; and that the ...
November 9, 2017
China

A reborn quadrilateral to deter China

Henry Jackson Society
and
John Hemmings
Recent news that Australia’s Foreign Minister has indicated interest in taking part in a resurrected US-Australia-Japan-India quadrilateral dialogue on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN Summit is to be welcomed. It is an indication how much the strategic situation in the ...
November 8, 2017
China

China’s dominance is growing for now – but in the long run, it’s a paper tiger

Henry Jackson Society
and
John Hemmings
Donald Trump’s trade policy is making America’s allies vulnerable to Chinese pressure, but this doesn’t signal the end of American dominance As Donald Trump continues his long tour around Asia, the question is whether the President will be able to articulate ...
November 3, 2017
Terrorism & Security

How does Central Asia contribute to ISIS recruitment?

Henry Jackson Society
and
Julia Rushchenko
The New York truck attack that took place this week and left eight dead is another grim reminder of the danger Islamist terrorism poses for the Western countries. The 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, a ‘green card’ holder from Uzbekistan, has been ...
October 30, 2017
Europe

Don’t Give up on Moldova

Henry Jackson Society
and
Dr. Andrew Foxall
By Dr. Andrew Foxall Moldova—Europe’s poorest country—has struggled with the challenges of post-Soviet transition. This transition has become vastly more difficult as a result of the breakdown of Europe’s post-Cold War security order in 2014. It is now caught up in ...
October 26, 2017
Russia

No, Boris, the West didn’t lose Russia

Henry Jackson Society
and
Dr. Andrew Foxall
By Andrew Foxall The outlines of a new Russia policy have taken shape in the UK over recent years. The aim is to protect ourselves and our allies. The days when we thought we could influence developments inside Russia are long ...
October 25, 2017

The Coalition Has Defeated the Caliphate and Ensured ISIS’s Survival

Kyle Orton
The Islamic State (IS) captured Raqqa city, its first provincial capital, in January 2014. Six months later, IS declared its caliphate and Raqqa became its de facto capital. Last Tuesday, the partner force of the US-led anti-IS Coalition, the “Syrian ...
October 19, 2017
China

The liberal West created China’s dominance – but it owes us no loyalty

Henry Jackson Society
and
John Hemmings
By John Hemmings Xi Jinping’s keynote speech – impressive for its three-hour running time – at Beijing’s Party Congress firmly established three things. First, Xi has accumulated the type of personal power last seen under Chairman Mao Zedong; second, that the ...
October 13, 2017
ISIS

How the Islamic State recruits young men by kidnapping girls to be their sex slaves

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik As we recognise this week’s International Day of the Girl, we must face the horrifying fact that men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse are attracted to organisations like the Islamic State of Iraq and ...
October 12, 2017
Terrorism & Security

End the sexual violence that bonds traffickers and terrorists

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik Rape was first recognised as a crime against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993. It continues to be employed as a weapon of war. Yet while international legal mechanisms allow for ...
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October 31, 2017

Hong Kong After 20 Years: the Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights

Henry Jackson Society
A new report by the Henry Jackson Society has today highlighted how human rights have deteriorated in Hong Kong over the last two decades. The report, Hong Kong After Twenty Years: The Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights, makes the ...
October 31, 2017

Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

Henry Jackson Society
A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend). Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates ...
October 25, 2017

Converts to Islam and Homegrown Jihadism

Henry Jackson Society
Security officials and those leading counter-extremism efforts must place greater emphasis on the dangers posed by recent converts to Islam, according to a new report published today. “Converts to Islam and Home Grown Jihadism” analyses the ways in which the process ...
October 23, 2017

Russia’s Nationalists: Putin’s Critical Children

Henry Jackson Society
[1] When Igor Strelkov, the former military commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic, returned to Moscow from Donbass in late summer 2014, he steadfastly maintained the symbol of statist loyalty typical of security officers in today’s Russia: a portrait of ...
October 23, 2017

A “Captured State” Moldova Between Russia and the West

Henry Jackson Society
Moldova is a “captured state” – in the words of the World Bank – in which the country’s post-Soviet transition has effectively halted because of domestic and foreign vested interests, a new paper concludes. “A ‘Captured State’: Moldova between Russia and ...