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November 21, 2014
Women's Rights

What will happen to the women of Afghanistan?

Emily Dyer
Originally published in Prospect ‘With British forces leaving the last UK base in Afghanistan, a new fight for control between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Taliban is about to begin. On one side, women’s freedom is essential in ...
Editorial
October 7, 2014

Dr Andrew Foxall testifies before House of Lords Arctic Committee

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Drawing on his expertise on Russian domestic politics and foreign and military affairs, Dr Andrew Foxall today testified before the House of Lords Arctic Committee to shed light on the motivations behind Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic region. Dr ...
September 30, 2014
United Kingdom

Extremists have no intention of changing their opinion of us

Rupert Sutton
Originally Published in Left Foot Forward ‘Those who have chosen to side with IS will smear opponents whatever we do. As MPs returned to Parliament last week to overwhelmingly approve escalating British involvement in the US-led campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants ...
September 30, 2014
United Kingdom

Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?

Hannah Stuart
Originally published in Hudson Institute ‘Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement. The common threads in radicalization literature suggest a critical element of the counter-narrative should be ...
September 25, 2014
Religious Fundamentalism

Why are we paying more benefits to Islamist preachers than our own soldiers?

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator ‘We need new laws’ is a phrase most often heard from people who haven’t much bothered to investigate whether laws which are already on the books can be used. For some time I have suggested that it ...
September 23, 2014
ISIS

Are Syria air strikes legal? Perhaps not, but why should we care?

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator: ‘Are Syria air strikes legal?’ asks the BBC as part of its lead story today. The answer is that nobody is very sure. But personally I do wonder: ‘Why should we even care?’ Is beheading people legal? Is crucifying people illegal? Probably ...
September 17, 2014
United Kingdom

Vote for Britain to be a force for good in the world. Vote to keep the Union

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator ‘I have been almost silent about the Scottish independence campaign. Not just because, like a lot of British people, I had assumed that this terrible matter would never have been opened unless people who know more than me ...
September 17, 2014
Terrorism & Security

Book Review: What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

Oren Kessler
Originally Published in the Middle East Forum ‘Death’s abrupt intrusion into life is the focus of Harris-Gershon’s elaborately titled 2013 debut,What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? In 2002, the author (who now lives ...
September 15, 2014
United States

ISIS’ Worst Nightmare – Why the Group Is Not Trying to Provoke a U.S. Attack

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in Foreign Affairs ‘To fulfill his vow to “destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), U.S. President Barack Obama will have to make a lengthy military commitment to Iraq and Syria. So far, however, the United States ...
September 13, 2014
United Kingdom

Salmond demands £10bn tartan army: Ships, jets, helicopters, troops…they’re all in SNP’s sights if Scotland votes Yes

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in the Mail Online ‘Alex Salmond is demanding a £10 billion carve-up of Britain’s Armed Forces – including aircraft, ships and the transfer of up to 9,200 regular and Special Forces troops – if Scotland votes for independence. The Scottish ...
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Key Publications
November 17, 2014
United Kingdom

Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups

Henry Jackson Society
As part of our ongoing examination of factors enabling extremists’ abuse of civic space, HJS’ Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism published a briefing titled: Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups. The briefing investigates charities and groups to ...
November 5, 2014
Iran

The Iranian Nuclear Programme: Practical Parameters for a Credible Long-Term Agreement

Olli Heinonen
The Iranian Nuclear Programme: Practical Parameters for a Credible Long-Term Agreement, comes just two weeks before the interim agreement with Iran is set to expire. This timely publication provides a comprehensive yet easily-accessible examination of the underlying technical requirements for ...
October 13, 2014
Israel/Palestine

‘Demilitarising Gaza: Principles, Pitfalls and Implementation’

Oren Kessler
In line with seeking to further the debate around practical steps towards a two-state solution, The Henry Jackson Society’s latest policy paper addresses the fallout from the recent fighting in Gaza. The British Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have ...
October 9, 2014
Israel/Palestine

Unilateralism Is No Path to Peace

Henry Jackson Society
In advance of Monday’s parliamentary debate on recognising Palestinian statehood, a new briefing by The Henry Jackson Society, Unilateralism Is No Path to Peace, makes plain that lasting peace can only be achieved through bilateral negotiations between the parties. Highlighting the ...
September 25, 2014
Terrorism & Security

Disrupting Extremists: More Effective Use of Existing Legislation

Hannah Stuart
In raids across London, a total of nine men – including hate preacher Anjem Choudhury – have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, presumed to be al-Muhajiroun. In its first public release, ...