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Opinion Editorials
October 19, 2017
China

The liberal West created China’s dominance – but it owes us no loyalty

Henry Jackson Society
and
John Hemmings
By John Hemmings Xi Jinping’s keynote speech – impressive for its three-hour running time – at Beijing’s Party Congress firmly established three things. First, Xi has accumulated the type of personal power last seen under Chairman Mao Zedong; second, that the ...
October 13, 2017
ISIS

How the Islamic State recruits young men by kidnapping girls to be their sex slaves

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik As we recognise this week’s International Day of the Girl, we must face the horrifying fact that men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse are attracted to organisations like the Islamic State of Iraq and ...
October 12, 2017
Terrorism & Security

End the sexual violence that bonds traffickers and terrorists

Henry Jackson Society
By Nikita Malik Rape was first recognised as a crime against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993. It continues to be employed as a weapon of war. Yet while international legal mechanisms allow for ...
October 11, 2017
United Kingdom

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

Henry Jackson Society
,
John Hemmings
and
James Rogers
By John Hemmings and James Rogers The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean ...
October 9, 2017

Russia Moves in as Relations Between Turkey and the West Deteriorate

Kyle Orton
This article was originally published in The International Business Times Relations between Turkey and the United States hit a new low on Sunday 8 October. The U.S. State Department suspended “all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey”. The ...
October 6, 2017

The Coalition Isn’t Defeating the Islamic State—But It Is Empowering Iran

Kyle Orton
This article appeared in The Telegraph under the headline, “ISIL is not beaten—our devil’s bargain with Iran has ensured it will flourish for years to come” The “defeat” of the Islamic State (ISIL), signified by its eviction from Mosul in July, ...
October 6, 2017
Global

This Nobel Peace Prize is a joke – removing all nuclear weapons would destabilise the world

Henry Jackson Society
By Timothy Stafford. In 2007, the Nobel committee awarded the Peace Prize to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The following year, it honoured Barack Obama – only recently installed as President – for pledging to make arms ...
October 6, 2017
United Kingdom

If Britain Is to Leave the EU, London Must Double-Down on NATO

Henry Jackson Society
and
John Hemmings
By Dr John Hemmings and Jack Wright In his first interview since being elected chairman of the NATO military committee, the UK’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attempted to promote the centrality of the military alliance to European defense, stating the European ...
October 4, 2017
United Kingdom

Extremist speakers are still visiting universities. Here is how we can challenge them

Henry Jackson Society
and
Richard Black
By Richard Black. This week, tens of thousands of students will begin at university. Yet rather than the pleasure of university, the focus is once again on the dangers posed by the presence of radical speakers on British campuses. New steps are needed to ...
September 29, 2017
Japan

The next election shock could be Japan – a nation in despair whose rebels offer hope

Henry Jackson Society
By Dr John Hemmings. The Prime Minister has called a sudden snap election. The timing is deliberately chosen to catch his opponents off-guard. His plans to take advantage of his high approval ratings, telling voters he can protect their country and ...
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October 18, 2017

ISIS Khorasan: Presence and Potential in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Henry Jackson Society
This report highlights the growing significance of the Islamic State in the Khorasan Province, or ISKP. It also assesses the impact the group’s rise is likely to have on the trajectory of violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in turn, ...
October 8, 2017

Infographic: Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence is Funding Terrorism

Henry Jackson Society
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM #stoptraffickingterror Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers). These are just part of our ...
October 8, 2017

Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

Henry Jackson Society
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM #stoptraffickingterror Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers). These are just part of our ...
September 28, 2017

Extreme Speakers and Events in the 2016-17 Academic Year

Henry Jackson Society
A new report by The Henry Jackson Society explores the extreme speakers and events in the 2016-17 academic year. The Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that the majority of universities are satisfying the requirements of the ...
September 12, 2017

Towards “Global Britain”: Challenging the New Narratives of National Decline

Henry Jackson Society
The reality of British geopolitical capability means Britain is poised to thrive post-Brexit Is Britain in decline? Following the EU referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking so. Commentators seem gripped by the idea that the country is heading towards national ...