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Opinion Editorials
April 28, 2017

Director of HJS Asia Studies Centre gives evidence to Parliament on China

John Hemmings
John Hemmings, Director of the Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, gave written evidence to Parliament on UK relations with China. To see the evidence, click here.
April 28, 2017

Radicalisation doesn’t happen in private – we need be open about how to spot the signs

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This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. Though details of Thursday’s thwarted attack in Westminster are still emerging, it appears that the intelligence agencies and police were well aware of the suspect, and prepared to swoop. The Prime Minister’s reference to an “intelligence ...
April 27, 2017

Donald Trump has set the ball rolling on North Korea, but China has the next move

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. The ongoing crisis in Northeast Asia continues to creep toward a possible flashpoint this week, as North Korea holds one of the largest military drills of conventional war fighting. China and Russia have both mobilized troops ...
April 25, 2017

The French want a President who will finally bring the threat of terrorism to an end

Tom Wilson
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. France’s Presidential election is now a tale of two insurgents. In one corner, Marine Le Pen, who has steadily cultivated populist anger against immigration, and the austerity that comes with maintenance of the Euro. ...
April 21, 2017

In its drive to divide the West, Isil would celebrate a Marine Le Pen presidency

Kyle Orton
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph. In Paris last night a gunman parked his car, stepped out, and opened fire on a police van outside a Marks & Spencer’s on the Champs Élysées. One policeman was murdered; two were wounded. A ...
April 19, 2017

Theresa May’s Risky General Election Plan

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By Tim Stafford This article originally appeared on The National Interest It is not uncommon for British prime ministers who take over in the middle of a parliamentary term to seek the personal mandate that comes with winning an election in their ...
April 18, 2017

Nuclear war or the status quo: How Chinese-American confrontation over North Korea might play out

John Hemmings
he situation on the Korean Peninsula has now escalated to a level of crisis last seen during the Korean War. As I have written here, President Trump has decided to approach North Korea as a Chinese problem, demanding the Chinese ...
April 16, 2017

The North’s nuclear brinkmanship is all too rational

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Sunday Telegraph There are two questions which at some point occur to every Western observer of the North Korean government. The first is: are they serious? The second is: are they utterly mad? Donald Trump’s threat ...
April 6, 2017

Can Donald Trump and Xi Jinping keep their relationship off the track to war?

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph Today sees the first day of a historic US-China summit in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, which will see two strongmen, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump sitting down together and thrashing out bilateral economic and security issues. ...
April 4, 2017

America, Japan and the UK: A New Three-Way Alliance against China?

John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The National Interest In January 2016, standing on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reaganaircraft carrier based in Japan, the UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon,spoke of Washington’s commitment to a “three-way alliance” between the United ...
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April 27, 2017

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students, investigates students who have travelled from the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq. Those who have fought or trained abroad have been ...
April 19, 2017

From Metropole to the PEN Centre

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The Metropole affair of 1979 made a special contribution to the struggle for the anti-censorship Article 29 of the Russian Constitution, which the current regime has gone to great lengths to reduce to the status of a stage prop. The ...
April 4, 2017

How the Press Elected the President

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Boris Yeltsin won the 1996 presidential election in the second round after starting the campaign with an approval rating of 13 per cent. Almost twenty-one years ago, on 3 July 1996, the second round of the presidential election was held in ...
March 24, 2017

Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016, documents 152 incidents of terrorism or attempted terrorism conducted in the name of the Islamic State and its predecessors, and assesses how directly the ...
March 21, 2017

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

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A new report from The Henry Jackson Society and its Student Rights campaign, Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies, analyses the speaker policies of 76 English universities to assess the extent to which the higher education sector ...