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Editorial
March 2, 2015
Russia

The war at home: how Russia is winning the battle for hearts and minds

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The New Statesman Recent attention on the Kremlin has focussed on its revanchism abroad and its treatment of opposition at home. But its soft-power advance into Britain has gone almost unnoticed Last week, a report from a committee of ...
February 28, 2015
United Kingdom

Steering clear of mocking religion is not ‘good taste’; it’s cowardice

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Sunday Times Bad laws, fear and social media are eroding proud British traditions of free speech. Without the right to debate — and offend — we have nothing, writes Douglas Murray ‘We’re not that keen on free speech ...
February 28, 2015
United Kingdom

Jihadi John and his ilk have many friends in Britain, says DOUGLAS MURRAY

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Express IS BRITAIN finally waking up to the monsters we have been creating? For a year we have known of a British Muslim – dubbed Jihadi John – who is IS’s star executioner. With his British accent to ...
February 27, 2015
United Kingdom

Cage deserves all the scrutiny the relevant authorities can muster

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator So the identity of ‘Jihadi John’ appears to have come out.  And surprise surprise he is a man associated with the group Cage (formerly Cage Prisoners).  The leaders of this group – Asim Qureshi and Cerie ...
February 23, 2015
United Kingdom

Want to stop nice British girls going to Syria? Then show them the X-rated ‘Joy of Jihad’

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator I’m with Rod on the wannabe jihadi brides going to Syria.  The whole official approach demonstrated by the BBC et al is just the same as the government-sponsored videos that crop up on YouTube urging people not to ...
February 21, 2015
Europe

A survivor of the Copenhagen attack speaks: ‘If we should stop drawing cartoons, should we also stop having synagogues?’

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator Two years ago the Danish writer Helle Brix helped found the Lars Vilks Committee. The group of media figures from left and right came together to support the Swedish artist who has been under constant threat ...
February 20, 2015
United Kingdom

Is the UK defence secretary right that Russia is a danger to the stability of the Baltic States?

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally posted on City A.M. This is nothing new – and has little directly to do with events in Ukraine. Russia has been destabilising the Baltic States for much of the last decade. In 2007, it was behind a series of ...
February 19, 2015
United Kingdom

What are we willing to do to make our intelligence agencies’ job easier?

Robin Simcox
Originally posted in the Spectator Ottawa. Sydney. Paris. Copenhagen. Four major Western cities attacked in five months by Islamist terrorists and all committed by perpetrators with lengthy histories of criminal activity. When the next terrorist attack occurs, there will be those that ...
February 15, 2015
United States

How many more terror attacks until we have a serious discussion about offending religions?

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator Another week and another completely random attack by a gunman hunting down cartoonists before inexplicably heading to the local synagogue. My guess is that events in Copenhagen yesterday have already been put down in many quarters ...
February 11, 2015
United Kingdom

The pen is only powerful when we defend it unconditionally

Douglas Murray
Originally published in The Spectator It looks like this year’s Simon Hughes prize (awarded each year to the non-Muslim who does the weirdest impression of holding Islamic principle) must go to Lord Woolf. In a speech yesterday at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies the ...
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February 26, 2015
United States

Senseless and Merciless: “The Russian World” The Ideology of a Russian crusade

Henry Jackson Society
This is the sixth in a series of guest publications and translations which The Henry Jackson Society is producing by arrangement with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.   This publication was written by Vladimir Abarinov, a Russian journalist,  and ...
February 24, 2015
United Kingdom

Community Policing and Preventing Extremism: Lessons from Bradford

Hannah Stuart
Since the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London, police forces nationally have implemented successive counter-radicalisation policies. Community Policing and Preventing Extremism, based on a series of interviews with senior police officers from the West Yorkshire Police and the North East Counter-Terrorism ...
February 19, 2015
Ukraine

Putin, Maria Ivanovna from Ivanovo and Ukrainians on the Telly

Henry Jackson Society
This is the fifth in a series of guest publications and translations which The Henry Jackson Society is producing by arrangement with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.   This publication was written by Vasiliy Gratov, a Russian journalist,  and ...
February 9, 2015
United States

Britain’s Last Guantánamo Detainee: Who is Shaker Aamer?

Robin Simcox
Britain’s Last Guantánamo Detainee: Who is Shaker Aamer? follows the news that the British government is lobbying for Saudi-born Aamer’s return to the United Kingdom.  Aamer will be eligible for a payout thought to be worth approximately £1,000,000 on his return, as ...
February 6, 2015
United Kingdom

The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Russia is pursuing an aggressive assault on UK institutions, reveals The Henry Jackson Society’s report The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK .  Although President Putin’s use of hard power has been reported at length ...