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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield
On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian …

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November 29, 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: The Baltic Countries Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

TIME: 12:30 – 13:30, Tuesday 29th November 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS
Asta Skaisgirytė Liauškienė, Lituanian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Edward Lucas, Senior Editor, The Economist
Dr Allan Sikk, Senior Lecturer, UCL
To read a summary …

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November 23, 2016

Report Launch: Putin’s Useful Idiots

Date: 23rd November 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
Location: Committee Room 21, House of Commons,
Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
Speakers: Dr Andrew Foxall, Author, Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia. Peter Pomerantsev, Journalist, Author and Television Producer
For a summary of this …

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November 14, 2016

Event: ‘The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Monday 14th November 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower,
21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Dr Andrew Monaghan, Author, The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change, Senior Research Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
For a summary of …

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November 8, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Promoting Human Rights, Civil Society and Democracy in Russia’

On Thursday 6th October, Henry Jackson Society welcomed five leading Russian civil rights activists; Dmitri Bartenev, Natalia Taubina, Valentina Cherevatenko, Robert Latypov and Grigory Melkonyants to discuss the challenges of speaking out against human rights abuses and promoting democracy in …

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November 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 …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Russia, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 1, 2016

Event Summary: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 31st October the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Russian journalist and filmmaker Mikhail Zygar to discuss his recent book: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladamir Putin.’ As its name suggests, the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
October 31, 2016

Event: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 31st October 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Mikhail Zygar, Author, All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin; Former Editor-in-Chief of Russian independent news channel, Dozhd
For a summary of …

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October 26, 2016

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

The latest policy paper from The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society documents how individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have  established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by …

Posted in Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia
October 20, 2016

Today’s European Diplomatic Meetings Must Lead to Western Unity in the Face of Russian Military Offensive

Today the European Council meets to discuss EU policy towards Russia and Ukraine’s President Poroshenko will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. These discussions must see the West remain resolute in the face of Russian aggression as President Putin …

Posted in Press Release, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
October 19, 2016

Dr Andrew Foxall on Sky News discussing how the West should respond to Putin’s Russia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, RSC News Releases, Russia, Terrorism & Security
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