Monthly Archives: November 2012

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November 30, 2012

Can the Syrian Rebels Unite?

Twenty months into the revolution against President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian opposition is finally receiving international recognition. But rebel leaders say it won’t matter unless the West starts sending them weapons—and blame the U.S. for standing in the way. Mike …

Posted in News Coverage
November 29, 2012

‘Three Chinas and Liu Xiaobo’

Dr. Yang Jianli
Democracy activist
Founder, Initiatives for China

5 – 6pm, Thursday 29th November 2012
Committee Room T, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2LW 
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Against a backdrop of economic change and modernisation, China continues to remain a one-party, authoritarian state that …

Posted in Event

Palestinian statehood bid could ‘derail peace process’

Public Service Europe, November 29th 2012
All things considered, the statehood bid is potentially one of the most counter-productive developments for the Middle East peace process in years – argues communications chief
What is left of the Middle East peace process is …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine, Spotlight

Foggy Bottom Farce

The President should announce his intention to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State, or move on.
It is abundantly clear that Dr. Susan Rice is the President’s first choice to be the next Secretary of State. The newly …

Posted in North America, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United States

Fighting Islamist extremism on university campuses

It is not easy to moderate hate-filled speeches when British students consider the United Kingdom government to be Islamophobic. Public Service Europe talks to Student Rights, the organisation left to pick up the pieces of a broken policy.

Posted in News Coverage
November 28, 2012

‘The Shifting Global Energy Landscape: Big Changes, Few Responses’

Edward Chow
Senior Fellow
Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

6 – 7pm, Wednesday 28th November 2012
Committee Room 8, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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From North America to Africa, from Asia to Europe, …

Posted in Event
November 27, 2012

Report: UK Deputy Prime Minister to lobby Cameron for backing of PA UN bid

Ahead of Thursday’s UN vote to consider giving non-member status to the Palestinian Authority, the Guardian is reporting that British Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg, a Liberal Democrat, is expected to urge his Conservative coalition partners to back the Palestinian Authority …

Posted in News Coverage
November 26, 2012

A new Pharaoh? Morsi and the breakdown of the Egyptian revolution

Guest post by Henry Jackson Society Research Assistant Clarissa Perkins
In a radical move, President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt extended his powers last Thursday, ruling that “no authority can revoke presidential decisions.” This essentially transformed this democratically-elected president into a dictator. …

Posted in The Scoop
November 23, 2012

Friends of Russia or Friends of Putin?

Standpoint Magazine, November 26th 2012
The recently-established lobby group Conservative Friends of Russia (CFOR) is doing little to dispel suspicions that its sympathies lie with the Russian government.
Last week it published an article on its website accusing the Chairman of the …

Posted in RSC Editorial, Russia Studies Centre

Moscow-on-Thames: Britain’s Conservatives are rolling out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin’s wealthy oligarchs

Foreign Policy, November 23rd 2012
Amidst the controversy over Conservative Friends of Russia, Henry Jackson Society Research Director Michael Weiss explores the disturbing record of this new organisation.
When most people think of British-Russian relations, they imagine Bond films, iron curtains, Cambridge …

Posted in RSC Editorial, Russia Studies Centre
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