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August 21, 2017

Saudi’s Approach to Counter-Extremism: Can the Country Afford to Continue Neglect Women’s Rights?

By Najah Alotaibi
Two recent events have brought Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights into sharp relief. First, Saudi police arrested a young model for wearing an apparently “indecent” outfit while filming a shoot at a cultural site. Her crime? Failing to …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Opinion Editorial, Saudi Arabia

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
August 20, 2017

Seaside Britons at risk of ISIS vehicle attacks like Barcelona, experts warn

The warnings come after ISIS terrorists called for vehicle attacks on the West just 10 days before the Barcelona van rampage.
Kyle Orton, an ISIS expert from the Henry Jackson Society, told the Daily Star Online that provincial towns in the …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

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

Alan Mendoza discusses far right extremism on LBC

Posted in Broadcast Appearances
August 17, 2017

HJS experts available for comment following Barcelona attack

17th August
The horrific attack in Barcelona is still ongoing and much remains unclear. However, the Spanish authorities have confirmed that it is an act of terrorism, and it bears all the hallmarks of the Radical Islamist attacks inflicted on the UK earlier this …

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Security Risk Seen in Foreign Recruits Fighting for Kurds in Syria

An influential London think tank is urging the British government to stop Britons from enlisting with a Western-backed Kurdish militia in Syria that’s battling the Islamic State terror group on the ground that it, too, is a terrorist organization.
The Henry …

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Britons joining Kurds to fight IS ‘pose security risk’ to UK

British volunteers fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria pose a domestic security threat to the UK, a foreign affairs think tank has said.
Since 2014, hundreds of people from Western countries, including the UK, have joined Kurdish rebel group YPG.
The …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage | Tagged , , ,
August 11, 2017

What’s next in the North Korea nuclear crisis?

Posted in Broadcast Appearances | Tagged

Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

By Tom Wilson
The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to …

Posted in CRT Press Release, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , ,
August 10, 2017

Should you be worried about a nuclear war with North Korea?

By John Hemmings
Thursday’s news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has announced that it is preparing an attack plan on Guam, a US territory with forces has heightened fears across Asia and the West of a catastrophic …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
August 9, 2017

Three ways the UK can help resolve the North Korean crisis

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is at a level of tension only seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) recognises that the capability and willingness of the DPRK regime to threaten the United States, Japan, South …

Posted in North Korea, Press Release | Tagged ,
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 , ,
August 2, 2017

Britain Needs New Safeguards to Deal with Chinese Investment

In April, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released a report noting the importance of revitalising the UK’s run-down regional infrastructure.
With Brexit approaching, the report stated that a ‘renewed focus’ was crucial for delivering growth to the UK, and could …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial
August 1, 2017

Is this the latest sign of Saudi social reform?

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July 31, 2017

Risky business: Keeping an eye on Chinese investment

By John Hemmings
If money talks, Chinese money is particularly loud these days. In the past five years, Chinese investment abroad — largely dominated by the country’s giant state-owned enterprises — has tripled. Today, China accounts for nearly 10 percent of global …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , ,

Another One Bites the Dust – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Disqualified from Office

By Dr. Sarah Ashraf
The chronic inability of elected governments in Pakistan to complete their designated tenures serves as a constant reminder of the country’s arbitrary democratic credentials. Nawaz Sharif, disqualified from the office of Prime Minister today, is no aberration …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Pakistan | Tagged ,
July 27, 2017

Time for Five Eyes to coordinate on Chinese tech investment

By John Hemmings
The recent exposure of Chinese influence-peddling inside the Australian political system is just one example of China’s growing influence and willingness to act in Western states. In these days of austerity for many Western nations, money speaks loudly and in …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , , , ,
July 26, 2017

John Hemmings discusses the latest developments in North Korea on i24 News

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Pushback: Why the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Should Keep Chinese Investors at Bay

By John Hemmings
There has been a dramatic shift of investment into the West, which may have a deep impact on U.S. security and the country’s future way of life. According to a report recently published by the Henry Jackson Society, China is …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Technology
July 24, 2017

UK to tighten foreign investment reviews

The British government is pressing ahead with plans to tighten screening of foreign investments by China and other countries amid concerns that such flows could compromise national security.
In the election manifesto they published in May the Conservatives pledged that prime …

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What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

The 9-year-old boy didn’t like school. He didn’t like the other children, because he knew what they really were: evil unbelievers who deserved to die. So he did what he was trained to do — he attacked them. He was …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

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 21, 2017

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t Working

By Timothy Stafford

In a legally required letter to Speaker Paul Ryan on April 18, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The next day, he told reporters …

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July 20, 2017

John Hemmings discusses North Korea with CTV

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