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Editorial
October 7, 2014

Dr Andrew Foxall testifies before House of Lords Arctic Committee

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Drawing on his expertise on Russian domestic politics and foreign and military affairs, Dr Andrew Foxall today testified before the House of Lords Arctic Committee to shed light on the motivations behind Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic region. Dr ...
September 30, 2014
United Kingdom

Extremists have no intention of changing their opinion of us

Rupert Sutton
Originally Published in Left Foot Forward ‘Those who have chosen to side with IS will smear opponents whatever we do. As MPs returned to Parliament last week to overwhelmingly approve escalating British involvement in the US-led campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants ...
September 30, 2014
United Kingdom

Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?

Hannah Stuart
Originally published in Hudson Institute ‘Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement. The common threads in radicalization literature suggest a critical element of the counter-narrative should be ...
September 25, 2014
Religious Fundamentalism

Why are we paying more benefits to Islamist preachers than our own soldiers?

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator ‘We need new laws’ is a phrase most often heard from people who haven’t much bothered to investigate whether laws which are already on the books can be used. For some time I have suggested that it ...
September 23, 2014
ISIS

Are Syria air strikes legal? Perhaps not, but why should we care?

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator: ‘Are Syria air strikes legal?’ asks the BBC as part of its lead story today. The answer is that nobody is very sure. But personally I do wonder: ‘Why should we even care?’ Is beheading people legal? Is crucifying people illegal? Probably ...
September 17, 2014
United Kingdom

Vote for Britain to be a force for good in the world. Vote to keep the Union

Douglas Murray
Originally Published in the Spectator ‘I have been almost silent about the Scottish independence campaign. Not just because, like a lot of British people, I had assumed that this terrible matter would never have been opened unless people who know more than me ...
September 17, 2014
Terrorism & Security

Book Review: What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

Oren Kessler
Originally Published in the Middle East Forum ‘Death’s abrupt intrusion into life is the focus of Harris-Gershon’s elaborately titled 2013 debut,What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? In 2002, the author (who now lives ...
September 15, 2014
United States

ISIS’ Worst Nightmare – Why the Group Is Not Trying to Provoke a U.S. Attack

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in Foreign Affairs ‘To fulfill his vow to “destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), U.S. President Barack Obama will have to make a lengthy military commitment to Iraq and Syria. So far, however, the United States ...
September 13, 2014
United Kingdom

Salmond demands £10bn tartan army: Ships, jets, helicopters, troops…they’re all in SNP’s sights if Scotland votes Yes

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in the Mail Online ‘Alex Salmond is demanding a £10 billion carve-up of Britain’s Armed Forces – including aircraft, ships and the transfer of up to 9,200 regular and Special Forces troops – if Scotland votes for independence. The Scottish ...
September 13, 2014
Terrorism & Security

Al-Qaida Expands its Reach – The terrorist group remains relevant by using affiliates

Robin Simcox
Originally Published in Per Concordiam ‘Assessing al-Qaida’s health is not easy. One one hand, the United States’ drones regularly kill al-Qaida’s leaders, and the group has not pulled off a successful attack in the west since the London bombings of July ...
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Key Publications
July 1, 2014
Russia

Russia’s Role in the Balkans

Dr. Andrew Foxall
On the first anniversary of Croatia’s joining the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society has issued a new report – Russia’s Role in the Balkans – Cause for Concern? - ...
May 15, 2014
Europe

The Rise of ‘Outsider’ Parties in the 2014 EU Elections

Henry Jackson Society
The Rise of ‘Outsider’ Parties in the 2014 EU Elections­, the latest report by The Henry Jackson Society, examines 25 ‘outsider’ parties from both ends of the political spectrum in 19 EU member states on track to gain significant representation ...
May 7, 2014
Egypt

Terror in the Sinai

Oren Kessler
,
M. Sabry
and
Emily Dyer
A new Henry Jackson Society report – Terror in the Sinai – provides the first statistical analysis of its kind on the evolution of the terrorist threat in the Sinai since the Egyptian revolution three years ago. Terror in the Sinai, ...
April 10, 2014
Tunisia

The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On

Olivier Guitta
,
Hannah Stuart
,
Emily Dyer
,
Robin Simcox
and
Rupert Sutton
A new Henry Jackson Society Report – The Arab Spring: An Assessment Three Years On – examines the ways in which the Arab Spring has affected the citizens of countries across the Middle East and North Africa, and assesses the impact on countries three years ...
March 14, 2014

Terrorism and Islamism in the MENA region

Henry Jackson Society
Terrorism and Islamism in the MENA Region is a new and comprehensive map by the Henry Jackson Society – the first to assess in great detail the increasing dangers facing the Middle East and North Africa through the Islamism-terrorism nexus The map, which ...