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Editorial
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 ...
September 13, 2014
Terrorism & Security

Al-Qaida Expands its Reach – The terrorist group remains relevant by using affiliates

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in Per Concordiam ‘Assessing al-Qaida’s health is not easy. One one hand, the United States’ drones regularly kill al-Qaida’s leaders, and the group has not pulled off a successful attack in the west since the London bombings of July ...
September 12, 2014
United Kingdom

‘London children as young as ten being ‘trained to be junior jihadis’

Hannah Stuart
Originally published in the London Evening Standard ‘London children under the age of ten are being “trained to be junior jihadis” in a disturbing new sign of the growing extremist threat in the capital, City Hall’s policing supremo warned today. Deputy Mayor ...
September 12, 2014
United Kingdom

Children aged ten being trained as junior jihadis, says London’s deputy mayor

Hannah Stuart
Originally Published in The Telegraph ‘Children under the age of ten are being trained as junior jihadis amid the growing extremist threat in the capital, the Deputy Mayor of London has warned. Stephen Greenhalgh, who oversees policing in the capital, said both ...
September 12, 2014
United Kingdom

Rise of the ‘junior jihadis’: Children under the age of 10 being radicalised in London, reveals deputy mayor

Henry Jackson Society
Originally Published in the Mail Online ‘British children under ten are being turned into ‘junior jihadis’ as extremists bombard them with dangerous propaganda, London’s deputy mayor warned today. Stephen Greenhalgh revealed he and Boris Johnson have both been briefed about radicalised primary ...
September 10, 2014
United Kingdom

Can this union be saved?

Brendan Simms
Originally published in LA Times ‘The gravest immediate threat to the West’s long-term security does not emanate from Vladimir Putin or from the militants of the Islamic State. Rather, surprisingly, it comes from peace-loving Scots. With polls now showing a majority of ...
September 2, 2014
Iraq

Mourning My Almost-Friend, Steve Sotloff

Oren Kessler
Originally published in Politico ‘Steven Sotloff was my almost-friend. He was my modern-day pen pal, someone with whom I had corresponded at length over the two years before his disappearance, but whom despite our best efforts I never had the chance ...
August 28, 2014
Syria

The radical side of social media

Rupert Sutton
Originally published in the Washington Times ‘The British accent heard from the man who brutally murdered U.S. journalist James Foley last week is another reminder that British citizens are traveling to Syria to join terrorist organizations in unprecedented numbers. In the past few ...
August 26, 2014
Middle East

Christians in the Middle East now face eradication

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Daily Express ‘The crime is the wholesale eradication of Christianity from the continent that gave it birth. Across the Middle East, with the exception of Israel, Christians are in the process of being ethnically and religiously cleansed. ...
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Key Publications
July 1, 2014
Russia

Russia’s Role in the Balkans

Dr. Andrew Foxall
On the first anniversary of Croatia’s joining the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society has issued a new report – Russia’s Role in the Balkans – Cause for Concern? - ...
May 15, 2014
Europe

The Rise of ‘Outsider’ Parties in the 2014 EU Elections

Henry Jackson Society
The Rise of ‘Outsider’ Parties in the 2014 EU Elections­, the latest report by The Henry Jackson Society, examines 25 ‘outsider’ parties from both ends of the political spectrum in 19 EU member states on track to gain significant representation ...
May 7, 2014
Egypt

Terror in the Sinai

Oren Kessler
,
M. Sabry
and
Emily Dyer
A new Henry Jackson Society report – Terror in the Sinai – provides the first statistical analysis of its kind on the evolution of the terrorist threat in the Sinai since the Egyptian revolution three years ago. Terror in the Sinai, ...
April 10, 2014
Tunisia

The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On

Olivier Guitta
,
Hannah Stuart
,
Emily Dyer
,
Robin Simcox
and
Rupert Sutton
A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years ...
March 14, 2014

Terrorism and Islamism in the MENA region

Henry Jackson Society
Terrorism and Islamism in the MENA Region is a new and comprehensive map by the Henry Jackson Society – the first to assess in great detail the increasing dangers facing the Middle East and North Africa through the Islamism-terrorism nexus The map, which ...