Monthly Archives: November 2009

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November 30, 2009

HJS Event: “Public Spending and National Debt”

HJS Event: “Public Spending and National Debt” – Dr Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Former Congressional Budget Office Director – 6:30-7:30pm, 30 November 2009 – Committee Room 11, House of Commons
The financial meltdown in the autumn of 2008 threatened the global economy with …

Posted in Content

The Bomber Minister

Executive Summary:
– Following the recent terrorist attack in Iran’s Sistan-Balochistan province, Iran appealed to Interpol for assistance in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Yet Iran has persistently refused to cooperate with Interpol over the five Iranian citizens wanted for the …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

“Public Spending and National Debt”

The financial meltdown in the autumn of 2008 threatened the global economy with total collapse. Whereas the political-economic philosophy following the Wall Street Crash was to allow over-extended banks to fail, the response to the current crisis has been unprecedented …

Posted in Economy, Event, United States
November 26, 2009

China’s Rise in Africa

George Grant looks at China’s rise in Africa since the turn of the millennium.

Posted in Africa, Briefing, China, Democracy & Development, Economy
November 25, 2009

The Manas airbase debacle

Executive Summary
Against a backdrop of fierce criticism and concessions pledging reverence to the principles of liberal democracy and human rights, Kazakhstan was two years ago awarded the chairmanship of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe for the …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Obama & the Middle East: One year on

By kind invitation of Richard Spring MP, Amir Taheri, award-winning journalist and documentary film maker, spoke at an HJS event on Obama and his foreign policy strategy, one year after taking office as the President of the United States. Mr …

Posted in Event, Middle East, United States
November 24, 2009

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Needs a New Security Conference

How do you see the state of the Karabakh conflict settlement process, considering recent events?
There is no doubt that the Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is not only of bilateral but also of regional concern, since Turkey is now …

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November 18, 2009

Militancy and Corruption in the Niger Delta: Prospects for a lasting peace

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.      Nigeria has never been an homogenous entity. Ethnic rivalry has caused serious conflict since independence, made worse by a series of military dictatorships.
2.      This rivalry has been dominated by competition for control of Nigeria’s vast oil and gas …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Somali pirates can’t be beaten at sea

The release by Somali pirates of a Spanish trawler and its 36 crew has thrust the issue of Somali piracy back into the spotlight. The vessel was released after a ransom payment exceeding $3m was agreed. Not bad in a …

Posted in Somalia
November 17, 2009

Climate Change: The Road to Copenhagen

By kind invitation of Graham Stuart MP, Larry Schweiger, President & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and Barbara Bramble, Director of International Affairs at the National Wildlife Federation, spoke about the latest developments in the US Senate and how …

Posted in Environment, Event
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