Monthly Archives: December 2014

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December 23, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘The New Congressional Reality: United States after the Midterm Elections’

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Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Transcript, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
December 21, 2014

Artist lights up UK in Auschwitz victim tribute

Originally published in The Sunday Times
THE Turner prize-winning sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor has created a series of giant candles to be lit around Britain next month on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The hollowed-out wax candles will be …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, News Coverage, Palestine
December 19, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘Ending Terror, Making Peace? An Insider Account of Hamas’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Hamas, Middle East
December 18, 2014

Andrew Foxall analyses Putin’s speech on France 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Economy, Energy Security, Russia, Ukraine

Across the globe Islamic extremism threatens us all

Originally published in The Daily Express
On MONDAY two civilians died among the dozens taken hostage by a Muslim gunman in a coffee shop in Sydney. On Tuesday a gang of uniformed gunmen massacred 132 children and nine others at a school …

Posted in Australia, CRT Editorial, Defence, Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Pakistan, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
December 17, 2014

The oldest trick in the detainees’ book

Originally posted in the Spectator
The £31 million al-Sweady Inquiry is in. And it describes claims that up to 20 Iraqis were killed and mutilated by British troops after a battle in 2004 as “without foundation”:
‘Sir Thayne Forbes said Iraqi detainees …

Posted in Defence, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States

Another American citizen has been murdered — and it’s nothing to do with Islam

Originally posted in the Spectator 
I suppose this is the inevitable end-point of the ‘nothing to do with Islam’ meme. Another American citizen has had his head chopped off by a gang of men aspiring to instigate the teachings of Mohammed …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Event Transcript: ‘The Crisis in Europe: The Return of History and What to Do About It’

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Posted in Asia, Defence, Economy, Europe, Event Transcript, Middle East, United States
December 16, 2014

Robin Simcox discusses Peshawar attack on 5 News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Pakistan, Terrorism & Security

From Sydney to Peshawar – Islamic extremists are civilisation’s common enemy

Originally posted in the Spectator
Yesterday it was Sydney. Today it is Peshawar. Yesterday a coffee shop. Today a school. Yesterday a lone gunman. Today a gang of them. If anybody wondered about the global and diffuse nature of the challenge that …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Pakistan, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
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