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June 23, 2017

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here’s Why It Matters for America.

Originally published in The National Interest, 22 June 2017
Last week’s sudden announcement by Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela that Panama would henceforth be shifting its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to mainland China was not entirely unexpected in Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Taiwan
June 19, 2017

Finsbury Park attack is latest example of growing far-right extremist threat

The UK authorities have indicated that the incident at Finsbury Park on Sunday evening was a terrorist attack. While it is too early to be definitive, all the signs point to a terrorist motivated by far-right hatred. The attack appears …

Posted in Extremism, Far-Right, Press Release, United Kingdom | Tagged ,
June 15, 2017

Judy Asks: Is Britain Lost?

Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey asked a panel of security policy experts, “Is Britain Lost?”
James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society, offered his thoughts:
“From my window at the top of Millbank Tower, with the awesome …

Posted in News Coverage
June 12, 2017

HJS Launches Global Britain Programme

Twelve years after the launch of The Henry Jackson Society, Founding Member James Rogers has returned to lead our new Global Britain Programme.
James holds expertise in British grand strategy, European geopolitics and Baltic security, as well as European influence in …

Posted in Press Release
June 9, 2017

Blind, bovine hope will get us nowhere – it’s time to change our response to Islamic extremism

By Douglas Murray.
This article originally appeared in The Daily Mail.

Last Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the aftermath of the Manchester attack. I said what I thought, and various Muslim groups promptly went bananas.
This was not …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial
June 7, 2017

Hate speech spreads too easily in online spaces – here’s how social media can stop it

By Nikita Malik.
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
The last few months have seen three tragic terrorist attacks occur in the United Kingdom in quick succession. The question we now find ourselves asking is what more could have been done to prevent …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial

Judy Asks: Who Will Lead the West?

By James Rogers.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
James writes “It is true that the president of the United States has been traditionally …

Posted in News Coverage

London attack linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary’s extremist network

By Nikita Malik.
This article originally appeared in the Independent.
The bloody rampage that left seven people dead and dozens injured on a busy Saturday night in London Bridge is the latest atrocity to be tied to Anjem Choudary’s network of extremists, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

The Error of Arming the Syrian Kurds

By Kyle Orton. This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
LONDON — The United States recently committed itself to arming the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as the Y.P.G., to help evict the Islamic State from its Syrian stronghold, Raqqa. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
June 6, 2017

Why Trump’s wrong to obsess over terrorists’ nationality rather than developing a smart plan to defeat their ideology

This article originally appeared in the New York Daily News.
By Nikita Malik.
As the most recent terrorist attacks unfolded in London, President Trump took to Twitter to express anger and frustration towards the resistance to the travel bans he has sought …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial

May is blind to the threat of extremism

This article originally appeared in The Times.
We may never know whether the Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks were meant to disrupt the election campaign, but it would certainly be in keeping with the extremists’ desire to undermine our democracy. …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

Extremist Circle That Produced London Attackers Cannot Be Tolerated  

The ringleader in the London attacks was part of an Islamist group known to the authorities and tolerated for far too long. Such non-violent extremist groups must now be proscribed.
Police have named Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release

Can Britain Really Do Much More to Tighten Security?

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
LONDON — British police and security services already have some of the most powerful surveillance laws in the world, with weak judicial oversight and little criticism on privacy issues from a public …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, 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
June 4, 2017

The Terrorists Are Clear, It Isn’t About Foreign Policy

By Tom Wilson
This article originally appeared in CapX.
Today, Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech claiming that UK foreign policy “increases the threat” to this country, suggesting that this has been a cause of terrorism on British soil.
The old debate about terrorist …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial

Britain Must Ramp Up Its Fight Against Islamic Extremists

By Tom Wilson 
This article originally appeared in The National Interest.
Last week, the United Kingdom’s terror-threat level was deemed critical and armed forces were deployed on British streets. It is difficult to see what further security measures the government could put …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial
May 31, 2017

Why do Islamists kill? Because they hate women… so where does this hatred come from?

By Douglas Murray
This article originally appeared in The Sun.
EVEN after all these years, all these attacks and all these dead, the West still keeps asking the same question: “Who would do such a thing?”
The answer is always the same.
Sometimes the …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial

Efforts to stamp out Islamism need community support to work

By Nikita Malik
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
Last week, towards the end of his journey, Trump visited Belgium. Like its neighbour France, the city has been besieged by Islamist terror attacks that have intensified in recent years. The President’s trip focused …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 26, 2017

Islamist Ideology, not Western Foreign Policy, is why ISIS Attack Us

The central cause driving Islamists, as they have repeatedly explained, is their desire to implement their version of shari’a. They have used several different narratives in the course of recruiting for this purpose.
In the 1990s, Islamists like al-Qaeda used the …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
May 25, 2017

Loose-lipped Americans cannot be allowed to put our counter-terrorist efforts at risk

By Timothy Stafford
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
Early on Tuesday morning, British police requested that the identity of the Manchester bomber – then unknown to the public at large – not be circulated. That Salman Abedi’s name was subsequently made …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 24, 2017

Dr Alan Mendoza on Sky, discussing troop deployments after Manchester attack

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

HJS Research Fellow Kyle Orton speaks to the BBC in wake of Manchester attack

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

Douglas Murray on the Daily Politics after Manchester Attack

Posted in Broadcast Appearances

Islamists are very clear about what they want – we just aren’t listening

The meeting place of the two worlds could not have been more sharply defined. In Manchester Arena, thousands of young women had spent the night singing and dancing at a show in Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour. Songs such as …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 23, 2017

Terror warning: Experts fear more evil attacks at busy venues after Manchester explosion

This article originally appeared in The Express
A lone suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at a performance by US singer Ariana Grande last night.
And counter-terror experts believe said the blast at Manchester Arena was planned to cause as much …

Posted in News Coverage
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