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Opinion Editorials
January 12, 2018
Japan

UK-Japan Cooperation in Preserving the Liberal Order

John Hemmings
While much has been written on the apparent diminishment of the liberal global order, and on the rise of Chinese and Russian revisionism in Ukraine and the South China Sea, comparatively little has been written about how liberal democracies around ...
January 3, 2018
Russia

From Evropa to Gayropa: A Critical Geopolitics of the European Union as Seen from Russia

Dr. Andrew Foxall
The role of geopolitics in European Union (EU) foreign policy has been the focus of much media, political, and scholarly commentary. This literature has interrogated the topic from a number of perspectives, critically exploring, for example, the construction and embodiment ...
December 23, 2017
Syria

Can Trump Correct Course on Obama’s Failed Iran Policy?

Kyle Orton
A widely reported, 15,000-word article by Josh Meyer in Politico on Sunday moves us another step closer to finding out the actual terms of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Though the Obama administration sold the ...
December 18, 2017
Syria

Trump Has Continued Obama’s Policy in Syria

Kyle Orton
Nearly a year into Donald Trump’s administration, the president has followed the track laid down by his predecessors in Syria, accelerating it in some cases, and reinforcing the negative trends of Barack Obama’s defective policy that will undo even apparent ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer

Henry Jackson Society
The image of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson shaking hands with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera in the National Maritime Museum yesterday was heavy in symbolism. Taking place in Greenwich, ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

The rest of the EU is in debt to the UK when it comes to the defence of Europe

James Rogers
At the end of the Second World War, the situation on the continent was bleak: European civilisation – or what was left of it – was profoundly disturbed and razed almost wholly to the ground. Germany was in abject desolation, ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

Britain deserves respect in the Brexit talks given how much it has done to keep Europe safe

Henry Jackson Society
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James Rogers
By James Rogers On Tuesday, Philippe Lamberts, the Greens’ representative on the British withdrawal steering group in the European Parliament, denounced the UK as a “gangster”. A few weeks before, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s lead negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal, also fired a ...
December 10, 2017
Terrorism & Security

Banning jihadists from re-entering Britain could ease terror threat, says DR ALAN MENDOZA

Henry Jackson Society
Two months ago, MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned that we are facing a “multidimensional threat” from terrorism that is rapidly evolving “at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before.”Our intelligence services currently run more than 500 operations involving around ...
December 4, 2017
Qatar

Securing British Interests in the Gulf Crisis

Kyle Orton
The decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to impose a boycott on Qatar this summer was an out-of-character development for the Gulf, where all too much politics is conducted behind closed doors between the ruling ...
November 30, 2017
North Korea

‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option

Henry Jackson Society
The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials ...
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January 3, 2018

Ballot rigging, bribery, beatings and elimination

Henry Jackson Society
As the 2018 Russian Presidential elections approach, the Putin regime may resort to time honored techniques for dealing with unwelcome candidates, observers and members of electoral commissions. There were numerous reports of massive irregularities in the preliminary voting (“primaries”) to select ...
December 13, 2017

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

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Read the full policy briefing here A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions. Countries on the European mainland ...
December 12, 2017

Butting Away at the State

Henry Jackson Society
On 2 November 2016, the court in Vologda sentenced Yevgeny Domozhirov to 40 hours compulsory labour. The National Electoral Commission declined even to consider the candidacy of Lyudmila Kuzmina for appointment to the Electoral Commission of Samara province. Local developers ...
November 30, 2017

Qatar and the Gulf Crisis

Henry Jackson Society
A new report by the Henry Jackson Society – Qatar and the Gulf Crisis – examines the charges made against the Qatari government by other Gulf states and questions whether the small nation is engaged in power politics and bolstering ...
November 28, 2017

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

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A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across ...