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Editorial
July 28, 2014
Palestine

Hamas’s blood-drenched cynicism

O. Kessler
Originally published in The Times of Israel ‘At least 15,000 people protested last weekend on London’s streets against Israel’s military operation against Hamas. The following day a few thousand others rallied on those same streets in support of the Jewish state. Whichever ...
July 28, 2014
Palestine

On terror tactics and ‘mutual restraint’

O. Kessler
Originally published in The Times of Israel ‘Israel this weekend accepted an extension to a UN-brokered 24-humanitarian ceasefire, which Hamas promptly rejected. Two weeks ago Israel accepted an Egyptian-mediated, US-backed ceasefire that would have ended the current operation completely. Then too, ...
July 22, 2014
United Kingdom

Britain has let Islamists run riot – as today’s report into the ‘Trojan horse’ plot reveals

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘Who’s up, who’s down? Who’s in, who’s out? While Westminster spent last week gossiping about which minister’s special adviser said what, in another city, not far away, a very different Britain was unveiled. On Monday, the Chief ...
July 22, 2014
United Kingdom

Germany is a big player now in the bid to tame Putin

Brendan Simms
Originally published in the London Evening Standard ‘When the new Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, goes to Brussels today to discuss the Ukraine situation, he will do so against the backdrop of acute tension with the eurozone’s largest and most important state, ...
July 21, 2014
United Kingdom

The evidence shows that Cage is a pro-terrorist group

Robin Simcox
and
Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Telegraph ‘Last week, Peter Oborne penned a love letter to “independent advocacy organisation” Cage (formerly Cage Prisoners). Oborne spoke out because, earlier this year, after Cage’s outreach director Moazzam Begg was arrested in relation to Syria-linked offences, Cage had ...
July 19, 2014
United Kingdom

London’s pro-Palestine rally was a disgusting anti-Semitic spectacle

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘Thousands of anti-Semites have today succeeded in bringing central London to an almost total standstill. They marched though the centre of the city before congregating to scream outside the Israeli Embassy in Kensington. It was interesting to ...
July 18, 2014
United Kingdom

Why won’t suspected terrorist John Downey be tried?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘The Hallett Review was published yesterday. This is the review ordered by the Prime Minister in February after the collapse of the trial of John Downey. Readers will remember that Downey was about to face trial over ...
July 13, 2014
Palestine

Video: Rules of engagement, according to Hamas

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘CNN recently came across a video of Hamas officials calling on civilians in Gaza to volunteer to become ‘human shields’ so that Palestinian civilian casualties can be maximised. Fascinatingly a CNN news anchor has put this fact ...
July 11, 2014
United Kingdom

The emergency surveillance legislation will make us safer

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘Isabel wonders whether it is a good thing that all main parties allied in passing emergency surveillance legislation into law yesterday. While it’s true that legislation passed without any significant political objection can be bad news, this ...
July 8, 2014
Boko Haram

Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator ‘Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’? I only ask because it’s now three months since Twitter and all other social media, Michelle Obama, Christiane Amanpour, David Cameron etc. joined a hashtag group to ask Boko ...
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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

O. Kessler
,
M. Sabry
and
E. 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
,
E. Dyer
,
Robin Simcox
and
R. 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 ...