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Opinion Editorials
June 23, 2017
Taiwan

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here’s Why It Matters for America.

John Hemmings
Originally published in The National Interest, 22 June 2017 Last week’s sudden announcement by Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela that Panama would henceforth be shifting its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to mainland China was not entirely unexpected in Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen ...
June 9, 2017

Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism

Henry Jackson Society
By Douglas Murray. This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail. Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what I thought, and various Muslim groups promptly went bananas. This was not ...
June 7, 2017

Hate speech spreads too easily in online spaces – here’s how social media can stop it

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik. This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. The last few months have seen three tragic terrorist attacks occur in the United Kingdom in quick succession. The question we now find ourselves asking is what more could have been done to prevent ...
June 7, 2017

The Error of Arming the Syrian Kurds

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By Kyle Orton. This article originally appeared in The New York Times. LONDON — The United States recently committed itself to arming the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as the Y.P.G., to help evict the Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold, Raqqa. ...
June 6, 2017

Why Trump’s wrong to obsess over terrorists’ nationality rather than developing a smart plan to defeat their ideology

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This article originally appeared in the New York Daily News. By Nikita Malik. As the most recent terrorist attacks unfolded in London, President Trump took to Twitter to express anger and frustration towards the resistance to the travel bans he has sought ...
June 5, 2017

Why Russia (probably) isn’t hacking the general election

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By Dr Andrew Foxall. This article originally appeared in CapX. Ever since 18 April, when Theresa May called the election, a key question has been whether Russia would interfere in the democratic process. In Whitehall, that question has been treated as a ...
June 4, 2017

The Terrorists Are Clear, It Isn’t About Foreign Policy

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By Tom Wilson This article originally appeared in CapX. Today, Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech claiming that UK foreign policy “increases the threat” to this country, suggesting that this has been a cause of terrorism on British soil. The old debate about terrorist ...
June 4, 2017

Britain Must Ramp Up Its Fight Against Islamic Extremists

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By Tom Wilson  This article originally appeared in The National Interest. Last week, the United Kingdom’s terror-threat level was deemed critical and armed forces were deployed on British streets. It is difficult to see what further security measures the government could put ...
May 31, 2017

Why do Islamists kill? Because they hate women… so where does this hatred come from?

Henry Jackson Society
By Douglas Murray This article originally appeared in The Sun. EVEN after all these years, all these attacks and all these dead, the West still keeps asking the same question: “Who would do such a thing?” The answer is always the same. Sometimes the ...
May 31, 2017
Terrorism & Security

Efforts to stamp out Islamism need community support to work

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. Last week, towards the end of his journey, Trump visited Belgium. Like its neighbour France, the city has been besieged by Islamist terror attacks that have intensified in recent years. The President’s trip focused ...
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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 ...
April 27, 2017

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students, investigates students who have travelled from the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq. Those who have fought or trained abroad have been ...
April 19, 2017

From Metropole to the PEN Centre

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The Metropole affair of 1979 made a special contribution to the struggle for the anti-censorship Article 29 of the Russian Constitution, which the current regime has gone to great lengths to reduce to the status of a stage prop. The ...
April 4, 2017

How the Press Elected the President

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Boris Yeltsin won the 1996 presidential election in the second round after starting the campaign with an approval rating of 13 per cent. Almost twenty-one years ago, on 3 July 1996, the second round of the presidential election was held in ...
March 24, 2017

Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016, documents 152 incidents of terrorism or attempted terrorism conducted in the name of the Islamic State and its predecessors, and assesses how directly the ...