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Opinion Editorials
December 18, 2017
Syria

Trump Has Continued Obama’s Policy in Syria

Kyle Orton
Nearly a year into Donald Trump’s administration, the president has followed the track laid down by his predecessors in Syria, accelerating it in some cases, and reinforcing the negative trends of Barack Obama’s defective policy that will undo even apparent ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer

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The image of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson shaking hands with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera in the National Maritime Museum yesterday was heavy in symbolism. Taking place in Greenwich, ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

The rest of the EU is in debt to the UK when it comes to the defence of Europe

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At the end of the Second World War, the situation on the continent was bleak: European civilisation – or what was left of it – was profoundly disturbed and razed almost wholly to the ground. Germany was in abject desolation, ...
December 15, 2017
United Kingdom

Britain deserves respect in the Brexit talks given how much it has done to keep Europe safe

Henry Jackson Society
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James Rogers
By James Rogers On Tuesday, Philippe Lamberts, the Greens’ representative on the British withdrawal steering group in the European Parliament, denounced the UK as a “gangster”. A few weeks before, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s lead negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal, also fired a ...
December 10, 2017
Terrorism & Security

Banning jihadists from re-entering Britain could ease terror threat, says DR ALAN MENDOZA

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Two months ago, MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned that we are facing a “multidimensional threat” from terrorism that is rapidly evolving “at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before.”Our intelligence services currently run more than 500 operations involving around ...
December 4, 2017
Qatar

Securing British Interests in the Gulf Crisis

Kyle Orton
The decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to impose a boycott on Qatar this summer was an out-of-character development for the Gulf, where all too much politics is conducted behind closed doors between the ruling ...
November 30, 2017
North Korea

‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option

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The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials ...
November 30, 2017
Defence

Brexit Britain can chart a new global destiny by spending more on defence

Henry Jackson Society
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James Rogers
After the short and brutal Prussian war against France in 1870 which consolidated the Hohenzollern dynasty’s German empire, the British Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli warned: “The balance of power has been entirely destroyed, and the country which suffers more and feels ...
November 28, 2017
Defence

Against the backdrop of Brexit, the time has come to increase the UK defence budget

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Brexit has prompted an urgent and necessary debate on the future British relationship with the European mainland. It has recently brought to mind the observations made by William Gladstone following the Prussian defeat of France in the late 19th century, ...
November 28, 2017
Defence

Spending 2 per cent on defence is not enough

Henry Jackson Society
and
James Rogers
As the government undertakes a reappraisal of the 2015 national defence and security review, the Ministry of Defence is said to be facing another budgetary crisis. Insofar as further efficiency savings are unlikely, there are two options: cutting military capabilities ...
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December 13, 2017

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

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Read the full policy briefing here A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions. Countries on the European mainland ...
December 12, 2017

Butting Away at the State

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On 2 November 2016, the court in Vologda sentenced Yevgeny Domozhirov to 40 hours compulsory labour. The National Electoral Commission declined even to consider the candidacy of Lyudmila Kuzmina for appointment to the Electoral Commission of Samara province. Local developers ...
November 30, 2017

Qatar and the Gulf Crisis

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A new report by the Henry Jackson Society – Qatar and the Gulf Crisis – examines the charges made against the Qatari government by other Gulf states and questions whether the small nation is engaged in power politics and bolstering ...
November 28, 2017

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

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A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across ...
October 31, 2017

Hong Kong After 20 Years: the Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights

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A new report by the Henry Jackson Society has today highlighted how human rights have deteriorated in Hong Kong over the last two decades. The report, Hong Kong After Twenty Years: The Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights, makes the ...