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August 23, 2017

Julia Rushchenko joins ISIS debate on France 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, RSC News Coverage
August 20, 2017

Spain attacks: Terrorists were planning to hit multiple targets

The terrorist cell behind the attacks in Spain was planning a series of devastating assaults, potentially including a large-scale truck bomb, investigators revealed yesterday.

Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said the horror was another indicator that …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
August 3, 2017

Forget Ukraine, Britain is at the heart of Russia’s new Arctic showdown with the West

By Dr. Andrew Foxall

The world is not short of hotspots: Syria; North Korea; Libya; Ukraine … But one of the hottest is also one of the coldest – the Arctic, which is rapidly becoming the front line in a new …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia | Tagged , ,
July 24, 2017

Russia Is Testing NATO in the Skies

By Andrew Foxall
Last month, a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea. According to U.S. officials, the Russian Su-27 “rapidly” approached the U.S. RC-135 plane and acted “provocatively” by performing “unsafe” maneuvers. Russia’s Defense …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia | Tagged , ,
July 17, 2017

Will Putin’s proxies ever be brought to justice for downing flight MH17?

By Dr. Andrew Foxall
Three years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed.
Overwhelming evidence suggests that the Boeing 777 was destroyed by …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC News Releases, Russia, Ukraine
July 11, 2017

Russia is boldly and repeatedly testing our defences. What should we do about it?

By Andrew Foxall
During the election campaign, defence issues were barely mentioned. But now they are back on the political agenda. Throughout Westminster, there is a growing recognition that Brexit is so significant an event that, even if even if there …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC News Coverage

Close Encounters: Russian Military Activities in the Vicinity of UK Air and Sea Space, 2005-2016

The true scale of the Russian military’s activities around UK territory is made clear for the first time, in a comprehensive report from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
The report lists and categorises every open-ˇsource incident reported by the …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
June 29, 2017

Ukraine’s Stalled Revolution

By Andrew Foxall and Lincoln Pigman
More than three years have passed since Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution, in which protestors took to the streets and ousted their corrupt leader Viktor Yanukovych. But reform has been slow in coming. To be fair, President …

Posted in News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC News Coverage
June 5, 2017

Why Russia (probably) isn’t hacking the general election

By Dr Andrew Foxall.
This article originally appeared in CapX.
Ever since 18 April, when Theresa May called the election, a key question has been whether Russia would interfere in the democratic process. In Whitehall, that question has been treated as a …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Russia Studies Centre
April 20, 2017

Event: ‘Protest and Prison in Russia: The Case of Ildar Dadin’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 20th April 2017
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Anastasia Zotova
Human rights activist and wife of Ildar Dadin
To register your interest, or for any further information, please email
rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
Ildar Dadin is a Russian …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 27, 2017

Event: ‘Who Lost Russia?’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 27th March 2017
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Peter Conradi
Author, Who Lost Russia?
Foreign Editor, The Sunday Times
To see a summary of this event click here
To see a transcript of this event click here
The …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump’

By Alexander Baker
On Tuesday 24th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter and Sir Andrew Wood to discuss developments in US-Russia relations. A dramatic shift in the relationship between Russia and the United States has been expected under the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
January 15, 2017

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Originally published in the Telegraph.
The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors.
Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 11, 2017

Under the Aegis of the Foreign Ministry

Six months ago, Andrey Piontkovsky, in the course one of our conversations, came up with an unexpected hypothesis: that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had ‘spoiled’ Putin. Russian diplomats, in the political analyst’s opinion, are behind Putin’s anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism and, …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
January 10, 2017

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Originally published in the Guardian.
by David Clark
The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.
But …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Spotlight
January 9, 2017

Vladimir Putin warned as US sends hundreds of tanks to Europe to defend Nato’s borders

Originally published in the Express.
Hundreds of US tanks have arrived in Europe to ensure the Continent remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace” amid growing tensions with Russia.
In newly released footage, American soldiers and military equipment can be seen arriving at …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 5, 2017

Age of Delirium

Not long ago, American scientists once again turned their attention to the case of Phineas P. Gage, whose strange fate raised the possibility that the brain contains a “moral center.”
On September 13, 1848, Gage, a 25-year-old construction foreman for the …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
January 3, 2017

Event Transcript: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Ukraine
January 2, 2017

‘Et tu, Theresa’ – welcome to the two faces of Mrs. May

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.
Foreign affairs have never been Theresa May’s bag. And, judged by her recent form and Britain’s deceit in oiling the wheels of UN Resolution 2334 – one of the worst examples of Machiavellian back-stabbing since …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
December 16, 2016

Event Summary: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 14th of December, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko, Robert Brinkley CMG and Olexiy Solohubenko to reflect upon developments in Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The discussion was based upon the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries
December 14, 2016

Putin’s Paradise: What If Russia Had Chosen Prosperity When the USSR Collapsed?

Originally published in Heat Street
Twenty-five years ago, in December 1991, the Soviet Union fragmented, ending the Cold War. Today, Russia and the West seem again set on an intractable conflict. Here Dr Andrew Foxall, an academic and Russia expert, imagines how …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial

Event: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

TIME: 14th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: House of Commons,Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko Ukrainian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Robert Brinkley CMG Former British Ambassador to Ukraine
Olexiy Solohubenko News Editor: Languages, BBC World Service
To …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 8, 2016

Putin will never restore Russia’s greatness

Originally published in CapX
Twenty five years ago, on 8 December 1991, the leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine signed the Belavezha Accords, an agreement that dissolved the Soviet Union.
Fewer than two weeks afterwards, leaders from all but one of the …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial
December 7, 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
December 5, 2016

25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 5th December 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 9,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist
Vladimir Pastukhov, Doctor of Political Science and Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Russia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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