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Opinion Editorials
May 22, 2018
India

Global Britain and an emerging India in the backdrop of the Commonwealth Summit

John Hemmings
British civil servants responsible for the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in London breathed a sigh of relief seeing India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk down the aircraft stairs. Waiting alongside the High Commissioner to greet Modi was ...
May 22, 2018
Russia

Days of Russian elite travelling freely to UK are over if visa refused for political reasons

Dr. Andrew Foxall
For years, a group of extraordinary rich politically-connected business owners – the oligarchs – have enjoyed jet-setting between Russia and the West. They made their money in Russia, but didn’t want to keep it there. The UK, with its rule ...
May 18, 2018
North Korea

With the North Korea talks at risk, has Trump maxed out on ‘maximum pressure’?

John Hemmings
hen North Korea threatened to call off next month’s summit with the US, because of the insistence it give up its nuclear weapons, the White House appeared to have been caught off guard. “We haven’t been notified at all, we’ll have to see,” was ...
May 10, 2018
Iran

May has a choice: side with our most important ally or with dangerous Iran

Henry Jackson Society
To anyone who understands the underlying narrative of his administration, President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran was of little surprise. That it was greeted with shock ...
May 9, 2018
Iran

Trump is hoping his good cop, bad cop tactics will force Iran into a new deal

Henry Jackson Society
President Trump’s decision to terminate US compliance with the Iranian nuclear agreement has mystified international observers. Why walk away from a deal that is working? Trump routinely chastised Obama administration officials for having given away too much during the original negotiations. ...
May 8, 2018
Iran

Iran may pose a bigger challenge than North Korea

Henry Jackson Society
THE world waits with bated breath for the Trump-Kim summit. Yet although North Korea is hitting headlines, Iran may pose the bigger challenge. In the two years since the nuclear deal was agreed, Iran has pursued an increasingly expansionist form ...
May 2, 2018
Terrorism & Security

Is the darknet a new playground for terrorists?

Nikita Malik
At first glance, it would seem that accessing the darknet is child’s play. In 2014, a 16-year-old girl radicalised herself in just seven months using content she found on the darknet. This culminated in her attempting to fly to Syria ...
April 28, 2018
North Korea

Kim and Moon’s meeting was ‘historic’ – but what will its ramifications be? An expert explains

John Hemmings
The photographs seem to say it all: Kim Jong-un greeting a smiling Moon Jae-in at the border of North Korea; the two men gingerly stepping over the border stone into each other’s countries. The sight of North Korean bodyguards running alongside Kim’s ...
April 26, 2018
North Korea

The Riddle of North Korea’s Diplomacy

John Hemmings
Famously, Donald Rumsfeld once said there are “known knowns, and then there are known unknowns”. With the current North Korea situation, this expression seems apt. There are things that we appear to know, for example the actual planned events, the ...
April 23, 2018
Asia

The New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific

John Hemmings
This past March saw a mini-crisis develop in the Indian Ocean and it all revolved around the tiny island nation of Maldives. The crisis began in earnest after Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a state of emergency after rejecting a Supreme ...
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May 22, 2018

Global Britain in the Indo-Pacific

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The weight of the global economy is going to Asia, it is going by sea – and the United Kingdom must act now if we are to build a truly Global Britain, according to a new report from The Henry ...
May 8, 2018

Going Ballistic: Responding to Iranian Missile Advances

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As European governments scramble to find a way to save the Iran nuclear deal, a new report today from The Henry Jackson Society says that the only way to convince President Trump to secure its future would be to take ...
April 8, 2018

Terror in The Dark: How Terrorists use Encryption, the Darknet and Cryptocurrencies

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Terrorists and extremists are increasingly moving their activities online – and areas of the web have become a safe haven for Islamic State to plot its next attacks, according to a report published today by the Henry Jackson Society. Terror in ...
March 19, 2018

Profiting From Prejudice: How Mend’s ‘IAM’ Campaign Legitimised Extremism

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An initiative branded as a campaign to fight Islamophobia in fact provided a platform for extremism across the public and charity sectors, according to a new report from the Henry Jackson Society. The report says that Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) ...
March 7, 2018

Prison Management of Terrorism-Related Offenders: Is Separation Effective?

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Separating Islamist extremists from the rest of the prison population is the only viable solution to prevent the spread of radicalisation to other prisoners – and to ensure meaningful rehabilitation, according to a new report from The Henry Jackson Society. Prison ...