Monthly Archives: July 2007

July 27, 2007

Britain orders two massive new aircraft carriers

Today, the British government announced a twenty percent increase in military spending over the next three years. This amounts to an extra £7.7 billion (€11.5 billion) in funding, which will take the national defence budget up from £33 billion (€49 …

Posted in News Coverage

Guarding the guardians

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1. The appointment of certain foreign policy ‘professionals’ by Gordon Brown and David Cameron may paradoxically be cause for concern. The pessimism and so-called ‘realism’ of ‘experts’ can often become reactive and passive when dealing with foreign powers.
2. We …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Guarding the guardians

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
&bull    The appointment of certain foreign policy &lsquoprofessionals&rsquo by Gordon Brown and David Cameron may paradoxically be cause for concern. The pessimism and so-called &lsquorealism&rsquo of &lsquoexperts&rsquo can often become reactive and passive when dealing with foreign powers.
&bull    We …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
July 25, 2007

Head to Head on British Muslim Integration

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
A YouGov poll finds one in five British Muslims feels little or no loyalty to this country. But what of the longer-term integration prospects of British Muslims in UK society, are they rosy or not? A journalist who specialises …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
July 17, 2007

The Oettinger Affair: A litmus test for contemporary Germany

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Despite going through a process of rehabilitation of its Nazi past, in Germany a continued struggle is going on between the supporters of the truth and those of the distortion of history.
•    In the latest example, Günther Oettinger, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
July 7, 2007

Future Jihad

On the 7th of July, and in conjunction with the Centre for Social Cohesion, the Henry Jackson Society hosted a discussion with Dr Walid Phares, an international terrorism expert from the European Foundation for Democracy.
Introduction:
Today I would like to summarise …

Posted in Uncategorized
July 6, 2007

Russia’s foreign relations crisis

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    Russia’s foreign relations are near crisis point, a state that has been brought about mainly by Russia herself in relation to disputes with the other states of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) which have spilled over into disagreements …

Posted in Event Summaries, Opinion Editorial