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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 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 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 ...
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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 ...