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Opinion Editorials
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 ...
January 7, 2016
Syria

ISIS’s Newest British Recruiter

Tom Wilson
Published in Commentary Magazine ISIS finally appears to be losing significant areas of territory. Along with Iraqi forces recapturing Ramadi, the group is believed to have been forced to retreat from as much as 40 percent of the ground it held ...
December 23, 2015
Syria

How Saddam Hussein Gave Us ISIS

Kyle Orton
Published in the New York Times. WHOM should we blame for the Islamic State? In the debate about its origins, many have concluded that it arose from the American-led coalition’s errors after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In fact, the groundwork ...
December 21, 2015
United Kingdom

The Establishment Is In Denial — Yet Again

Douglas Murray
Originally published in Standpoint Magazine There is a convention in British journalism that whenever the House of Commons holds a long debate on a matter of war, it is said to have “risen to the occasion”. MPs are then ordinarily reported ...
December 17, 2015
Ukraine

Stick to Sanctions on Russia

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The New York Times Ukraine and Russia are still at war. Since the Minsk II peace agreement came into effect on Feb. 15, nearly 400 Ukrainian soldiers and more than 200 civilians have been killed. Many more may ...
December 17, 2015
Palestine

An Impossible Standard for Israel

Tom Wilson
Originally published in Commentary  The debate about where the moral culpability lies for the casualties that resulted from the recent conflicts in Gaza is one that has been engaged in repeatedly, and is no doubt one that will be repeated the ...
December 11, 2015
United Kingdom

The Young Fabians have an impressive guest of honour this evening – and they’re lucky to have him

Douglas Murray
Originally published in Spectator Blogs Some days the world is so stupid that getting out of bed seems to carry too many risks.  Today, thanks to the Independent, the bottom of the stupid-pool has been reached. The ‘paper’ has just run a ...
December 11, 2015
United Kingdom

‘Victim blaming’ after terrorist attacks is a pernicious new trend

Douglas Murray
Originally published in Spectator Blogs The term ‘victim blaming’ is most commonly used to describe people who claim that a woman walking out in a short skirt is ‘asking to be raped.’ But even this claim is not quite as gut-wrenching ...
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January 22, 2016

Import Substitution for Rogozin

Henry Jackson Society
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

Henry Jackson Society
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?

Henry Jackson Society
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 ...
December 17, 2015

The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Ukraine and Russia are still at war. The Henry Jackson Society’s latest Policy Paper, ‘The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia’, assesses the implications and effectiveness of the Minsk II Agreement. More than ...
November 25, 2015

Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria

Henry Jackson Society
Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria lays out how the Assad regime aided the growth of the Islamic State, which now threatens the West, and deflected attention away from war crimes committed by Damascus against its own ...