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April 27, 2017

Donald Trump has set the ball rolling on North Korea, but China has the next move

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
The ongoing crisis in Northeast Asia continues to creep toward a possible flashpoint this week, as North Korea holds one of the largest military drills of conventional war fighting.
China and Russia have both mobilized troops …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 25, 2017

The French want a President who will finally bring the threat of terrorism to an end

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
France’s Presidential election is now a tale of two insurgents. In one corner, Marine Le Pen, who has steadily cultivated populist anger against immigration, and the austerity that comes with maintenance of the Euro. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 21, 2017

In its drive to divide the West, Isil would celebrate a Marine Le Pen presidency

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
In Paris last night a gunman parked his car, stepped out, and opened fire on a police van outside a Marks & Spencer’s on the Champs Élysées. One policeman was murdered; two were wounded. A …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 19, 2017

Theresa May’s Risky General Election Plan

By Tim Stafford
This article originally appeared on The National Interest
It is not uncommon for British prime ministers who take over in the middle of a parliamentary term to seek the personal mandate that comes with winning an election in their …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 18, 2017

Nuclear war or the status quo: How Chinese-American confrontation over North Korea might play out

he situation on the Korean Peninsula has now escalated to a level of crisis last seen during the Korean War. As I have written here, President Trump has decided to approach North Korea as a Chinese problem, demanding the Chinese …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 16, 2017

The North’s nuclear brinkmanship is all too rational

This article originally appeared in The Sunday Telegraph
There are two questions which at some point occur to every Western observer of the North Korean government. The first is: are they serious? The second is: are they utterly mad?
Donald Trump’s threat …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 6, 2017

Can Donald Trump and Xi Jinping keep their relationship off the track to war?

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
Today sees the first day of a historic US-China summit in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, which will see two strongmen, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump sitting down together and thrashing out bilateral economic and security issues. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 4, 2017

America, Japan and the UK: A New Three-Way Alliance against China?

This article originally appeared in The National Interest
In January 2016, standing on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reaganaircraft carrier based in Japan, the UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon,spoke of Washington’s commitment to a “three-way alliance” between the United …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy / Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World

The first month of President Donald J Trump’s administration has been as tumultuous as any in US domestic politics. Headlines have concentrated on the immigration ban, on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, Trump’s subsequent affirmation of his country’s support …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 3, 2017

Brow-beating China about North Korea is a risky business – Donald Trump should tread carefully

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
Ahead of his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Donald Trump has suggested that the US will take unilateral action to tackle the North Korean nuclear threat if the Chinese don’t step up. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
March 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s web of hate is spreading one of the worst forms of Islam – and this is where it leads

This article originally appeared in The Sun
Its roots lie in the Middle East and its web of hate spreads across the globe. But it is also here in Britain — and growing.
Since Wednesday’s carnage we have learned that 52-year-old Khalid …

Posted in Extremism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia
March 24, 2017

How we can spot potential terrorists like Khalid Masood before they strike

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal attack on Westminster, the ‘low-tech’ methods Khalid Masood used to kill four innocent people have sparked a substantial debate about the difficulty of preventing such an incident.
The ease of …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

This article originally appeared in The Spectator
The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray for London than a man of ‘North African descent’ was narrowly prevented from doing …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Why so many Islamist terrorists have links to Birmingham

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
Evidence shows that “lone wolves” tend to run in packs. It is too early to speculate about the exact identity of the associates of Khalid Masood, the Westminster attacker. But we do know that he …

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Even if Isis is defeated in Syria and Iraq, its foreign reach has taken on a life of its own

This article originally appeared in the International Business Times 
Just after 2:30pm yesterday afternoon, a terrorist mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge before jumping out near Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death. Three people were murdered, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Terrorism & Security
March 13, 2017

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

This article originally appeared in The Interpreter.
The decision by South Korea’s Constitutional Court to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment of beleaguered President Park Geun-hye is the starting gun in a 60-day race to the Blue House.
The Constitution requires that an …

Posted in Asia, Opinion Editorial
March 6, 2017

China’s fear of the US prevents any defusing of the North Korean threat

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
In the wake of widespread criticism of its assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last month, North Korea has defiantly fired four intermediate ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. Tracked by US, Korean, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 23, 2017

Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The National Interest  
The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
February 17, 2017

Complacency towards the Far-Right will only help spread antisemitism on campus

by Elliot Miller.
Originally Published in the Telegraph.
Reports of a spate of swastika graffiti and Holocaust denial leaflets discovered on university campuses across the UK over the past week raises serious concerns, and highlights the challenge faced by universities as they …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial

We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

by Emma Webb
Originally published in CapX.
Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh.
She’d been married to him since …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Women's Rights
February 10, 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain’s Little Problem

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. 
When considering the roles that various people worldwide play in advancing various causes, a lot of attention is paid to the people who blow themselves up. A fair amount of time is spent on the …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
February 3, 2017

Jewish students feel suffocated on British campuses – divisive pro-Palestinian rhetoric is to blame

This article originally appeared in The IB Times
Campus activism connected to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has turned nasty in recent months, with a rise in anti-Semitism being recorded across the UK and a national debate developing over when anti-Zionism becomes anti-Semitism.
Contentious Boycott, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
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