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Editorial
April 29, 2014
South America

‘Chavez: A Legacy of Violence, Persecution and Destruction’

Henry Jackson Society
 SPEAKER: Ambassador Diego Arria Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations TIME: 6 – 7pm, Tuesday 29th April 2014 VENUE: Committee Room TBC, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant5@henryjacksonsociety.org Venezuela is in crisis. Since early February ...
April 29, 2014
United States

‘Why Diplomacy with Rogue Regimes Backfires’

Henry Jackson Society
SPEAKER: Michael Rubin Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute Former Staff Adviser, Iran and Iraq, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense TIME: 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 29th April 2014 VENUE: Wilson Room, Portcullis House,  Bridge Street, Westminster, London, SW1A 2LW To attend please ...
April 23, 2014
Middle East

Tony Blair spoke the truth about Islamism. But not the whole truth.

Douglas Murray
“As so often (in my opinion) Tony Blair is almost right. In a wide-ranging speech at Bloomberg this morning he roamed over Syria, Libya, the Middle East and the West’s withdrawal of interest, let alone engagement, in the region. But it is Blair’s comments ...
April 23, 2014
Russia

Is Ukraine on the brink of civil war?

Andrew Foxall
Originally published in City A.M. ‘Last week’s Geneva accord is already faltering. Pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups clashed in Slavyansk over the weekend, leading to up to five deaths. With pro-Russian separatists showing no sign of surrendering occupied government buildings in at ...
April 22, 2014
United Kingdom

UKIP is angry about immigration – but so are the voters

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Times ‘No one would describe it as subtle. One Ukip poster appearing on billboards ahead of next month’s EU elections shows a workman sitting on a street begging. The caption: “EU policy at work. British workers are hit ...
April 19, 2014
United Kingdom

Would human life be sacred in an atheist world?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator “What was your reaction recently when it emerged that thousands of unborn foetuses had been burnt by NHS trusts? And that some had been put into ‘waste-to-energy’ incinerators and so used to heat hospitals? Revulsion, I would ...
April 16, 2014
United Kingdom

Podcast: Atheism’s crisis of faith, whether Cameron ‘ does’ God and holidaying in Athens

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator “Is atheism in trouble? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, The Spectator’s Douglas Murray and Freddy Gray discuss our Easter cover feature on the return of God. Why has atheism hit the intellectual buffers? Can Britain still be considered a Christian ...
April 16, 2014
Northern Ireland

From the IRA to Windsor Castle

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Wall Street Journal ‘”We will never give in to terrorism or violence.” How often have we heard such statements from our political leaders? Especially after any terrorist atrocity. The words sound good, but they’re simply not true: ...
April 15, 2014
United Kingdom

Truth, lies and Martin McGuinness

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator “Melanie McDonagh wrote a piece on Friday objecting to ‘those pundits who find Mr McGuinness’s presence anywhere intolerable.’ As one such pundit I would like to exercise a right of reply. Not to pick a fight with ...
April 14, 2014
Russia

As Russian troops assemble near the Ukrainian border, can the crisis be solved by diplomacy?

Andrew Foxall
Originally published in City A.M. “A diplomatic solution to the crisis is increasingly unlikely for three reasons. First, the parameters would need to be agreed in advance of discussions. Yet the divide between Russia, on one hand, and Ukraine and the ...
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Key Publications
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 ...
March 11, 2014
Russia

Ukraine in Crisis: An Assessment by The Henry Jackson Society

Henry Jackson Society
A PDF of this strategic briefing is available to download. Ukraine is in crisis. Protests that initially began in November 2013 in opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to turn his back on an Associate Agreement with the European Union, led ...
February 4, 2014
Middle East

A Guide to Refuting Jihadism: Critiquing radical Islamist Claims to theological authenticity

Hannah Stuart
and
Rashad Ali
The first English-language handbook to comprehensively debunk the theological basis of jihadist aims and methods, this guide is an essential contribution to the on-going debate concerning extremism in our society. Jihadist groups offer theological reasoning in support of their political ideology ...
February 1, 2014
Russia

Russia’s Olympic Shame: Corruption, Human Rights and Security at ‘Sochi 2014’

Andrew Foxall
A new report from the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society highlights widespread abuses by Russia in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics and urges the UK delegation to speak out during the Games. Russia’s Olympic Shame argues ...