Monthly Archives: April 2009

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April 30, 2009

Universities for sale?

Executive Summary:
1. Academic neutrality in the UK is under threat. Subjects designated strategically important by the government are now essentially up for sale to the highest bidder.
2. There are significant worries over Islamic and Chinese studies – donations from the …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Chávez, the other great American diplomat

Executive Summary:
– Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has been on a diplomatic tour, attending the Arab-South America Summit in Qatar before visiting Iran, Japan and China. Shortly after this, he attended the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago.
– During …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 28, 2009

Gas Security in the EU

This briefing explores the economic and national security implications of the UK’s declining North Sea oil and gas reserves and the importance of a well thought out energy policy going forward.
Read the full report here

Posted in Briefing, Economy, Europe

APPG Event: The State of the Nation: Britain and the World

By kind invitation of Derek Twigg, MP, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security was pleased to host a discussion with General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL.   
We currently find ourselves in a new era …

Posted in Defence, Event, United Kingdom
April 27, 2009

HJS Event: Redefining NATO in the 21st Century

Redefining NATO in the 21st Century
Speaker: Diego Ruiz Palmer, Head, Planning Section, Operations Division, NATO International Staff.
TIME: 27 April 2009, 5-6pm
LOCATION: Grimond Room, Portcullis House
To attend, please RSVP to:
rosalba.juginger@henryjacksonsociety.org
By kind invitation of the Hon Bernard Jenkin MP, the Henry Jackson …

Posted in Event

Redefining NATO in the 21st Century

By kind invitation of the Hon Bernard Jenkin MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion on the future of the Alliance in the wake of its 60th Anniversary as it attempts to neutralize new international political …

Posted in Defence, Event
April 23, 2009

Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century

By kind invitation of Keith Vaz MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Nandan Nilekani, author of Imagining India, Forbes’ Asian Businessman of the Year 2007, Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies and one …

Posted in Event, India
April 22, 2009

APPG Event: The USA and Europe: Drifting Apart or Coming Together?

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart, MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic & International Security was pleased to host a discussion with Dr. Jamie Shea, Director of Policy Planning, NATO Headquarters.
In a town hall meeting on Friday evening, Obama firmly …

Posted in Europe, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
April 21, 2009

Russia’s Policy Towards North Korea: Moscow’s mistaken belief in its influence over Kim Jong Il

Executive Summary:
• Russia has, once again, allied with China in seeking to restrain international condemnation of North Korea’s violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718.
• Russia’s commitment to this more restrained diplomatic approach is …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 20, 2009

The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World

By kind invitation of Paul Keetch MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion on political risk and international business planning with Dr Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group. Mr Bremmer discussed why …

Posted in Asia, Democracy & Development, Economy, Event, United States
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