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Opinion Editorials
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 ...
November 30, 2017
Defence

Brexit Britain can chart a new global destiny by spending more on defence

Henry Jackson Society
and
James Rogers
After the short and brutal Prussian war against France in 1870 which consolidated the Hohenzollern dynasty’s German empire, the British Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli warned: “The balance of power has been entirely destroyed, and the country which suffers more and feels ...
November 28, 2017
Defence

Against the backdrop of Brexit, the time has come to increase the UK defence budget

Henry Jackson Society
Brexit has prompted an urgent and necessary debate on the future British relationship with the European mainland. It has recently brought to mind the observations made by William Gladstone following the Prussian defeat of France in the late 19th century, ...
November 28, 2017
Defence

Spending 2 per cent on defence is not enough

Henry Jackson Society
and
James Rogers
As the government undertakes a reappraisal of the 2015 national defence and security review, the Ministry of Defence is said to be facing another budgetary crisis. Insofar as further efficiency savings are unlikely, there are two options: cutting military capabilities ...
November 23, 2017
India

In an Era of Brexit and Chinese Power, is it time for a New UK–India ‘special relationship’?

Henry Jackson Society
By Dr. John Hemmings and Jack Wright As the UK looks to define a new global role for itself after Brexit, it should embrace India as a partner in upholding the rules-based, liberal international order. At the launch of the Access India ...
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 ...
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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

Henry Jackson Society
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 ...
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 ...