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Opinion Editorials
April 25, 2016

Grim Reaper, M.D.

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by Douglas Murray Originally published in National Review. Every age preceding ours sanctioned acts that we find morally stupefying. So it is reasonable to assume that there are things that we are currently doing – possibly while flush with moral virtue – that our ...
April 18, 2016
United Kingdom

The View from Britainistan

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by Tom Wilson Originally Published in Commentary Magazine. In the wake every terror atrocity that Europe has suffered, politicians and commentators have scrambled to cobble together explanations about why some Muslims turn into extremists. The same thing happens whenever anyone questions why so many ...
March 25, 2016
Terrorism & Security

We must stop blaming ourselves for Islamist terrorism

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by Douglas Murray Originially published in The Telegraph. How many more excuses are we going to make before we face the facts? How many more fifth-rate, sixth-form debates will we have to sit through? Why, whenever any act of Islamist terror is carried out ...
March 16, 2016
Syria

As Putin starts pulling his troops out of the country, could peace finally be coming to Syria?

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by Kyle Orton Originally published in City AM. The conditions for peace in Syria do not exist at the present time. The Russian intervention last year was intended to rescue the Assad regime, which was, at the time, suffering serious setbacks, including in its ...
February 15, 2016
United States

The UK appears to be siding with America over Israel boycott – and here’s why that’s a good thing

Tom Wilson
Originally published in City AM. The British government is currently preparing legislation that will prohibit public bodies from adopting boycotts against Israel. Under the provisions of this new law, the government would be able to prosecute local councils, universities, students unions and a ...
February 15, 2016
Syria

A response to George Soros: Putin might be a threat to the West – but that doesn’t mean Islamic State is any less so

Tom Wilson
Originally published in City AM. George Soros, world renowned billionaire and philanthropist, has claimed that Russian President Putin is a greater threat to Europe than Islamic State (Isis). Putin certainly is a threat to Western interests, and potentially to Europe on account of its ...
February 10, 2016
United Kingdom

Britain’s Jihadist Pipeline

Tom Wilson
Originally published in Commentary Magazine. Little by little, we are learning of the identities of the masked ISIS executioners whose macabre group was once headed by the infamous Muhammed Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John.” Like their front man, it seems that this entire ...
February 5, 2016
Syria

The conflict in Syria and humanitarian crisis will grind on for years if all we do is talk about it

Tom Wilson
Originally published in City AM The commitment by world leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, to up international assistance to Syrian refugees should be applauded. But at the same time, we are deceiving ourselves if we imagine that we can simply throw money ...
January 22, 2016
Russia

The Russian State of Murder Under Putin

David Satter
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal On Thursday, a British inquiry into the polonium poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 implicated Russian President Vladimir Putin in the murder. The announcement was the first step toward justice ...
January 22, 2016
Russia

UK must freeze Russian assets to send Vladmir Putin clear message

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in the Daily Mirror The findings of Sir Robert Owen’s inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, in 2006, comes as no surprise. Many people have long believed that Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning with polonium-210 – a radioactive material ...
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April 11, 2016

Towards A Coherent Western Policy On The Syrian War

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Read the interactive policy paper here.  The five-year, continuing civil war in Syria is the greatest crisis to have hit the Levant since World War II. According to recent figures released by the Damascus-based Syrian Center for Policy Research, up to ...
March 2, 2016

Gaydamak’s Empire and Prison

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The latest episode in Gaydamak’s story occurred in November 2015, when he gave himself up to the gendarmerie in the Île-de-France, the region in which Paris is located, and was taken into custody. “My client is embarking on a new stage ...
January 22, 2016

Import Substitution for Rogozin

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By Vladimir Voronov Translated by Arch Tait For the Russian armed forces and defence industry, ruptured ties with Ukraine and Western sanctions are proving disastrous. Calls for a full transition to using only Russian materials and components in the manufacture of military hardware ...
January 7, 2016

A Necktie for Lawyer Shumkov

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On the evening of Friday, 4 December 2015 the body of 43-year old Dmitry Shumkov was discovered in an office in the Federation Tower of the Moscow City business centre. Shumkov’s name became known to the general public only from reports ...
January 5, 2016

What is the Russian for Facebook?

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The“weaponization of information”, the use of information for military purposes, is nothing new. In Russia today it is an imperative: if you work as a journalist, you are a combatant in the information war, and you won’t be allowed to ...