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May 24, 2017

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

Terrorists are growing in ambition. Stopping radicalisation is our only effective defence

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
by Nikita Malik
Writing in the 1970s, Brian Michael Jenkins concluded that “terrorism was theatre”, and that those who perpetrated it “want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead”.
Monday night’s attack in …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 18, 2017

Donald Trump may be under siege – but here’s how the President can survive James and giant impeach

This article originally appeared in The Sun.
CALLS for impeachment are like Christmas. They seem to come earlier every season.
In the 1990s American Republicans waited until Bill Clinton’s second term in office before trying to impeach him.
In George W. Bush’s presidency, the …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 17, 2017

Private Manning’s freedom comes at the expense of US security

This article originally appeared in The Spectator.
Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning was a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by the outgoing US President. Today, Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 8, 2017

Emmanuel Macron is no saviour, and if Europe’s old order continue to ignore the people they will fall

EMMANUEL MACRON has won and the problems of Europe have gone away. Or at least that seems to be the response of Europe’s elites.
The defeat of Marine Le Pen in ­Sunday’s French presidential election is like the slaying of a …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
May 7, 2017

Europe signs its own death warrant

Europe is committing suicide. Or at least its leaders have decided to commit suicide. Whether the European people choose to go along with this is, naturally, another matter. When I say that Europe is in the process of killing itself, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
April 28, 2017

Director of HJS Asia Studies Centre gives evidence to Parliament on China

John Hemmings, Director of the Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, gave written evidence to Parliament on UK relations with China.
To see the evidence, click here.

Posted in Opinion Editorial

Radicalisation doesn’t happen in private – we need be open about how to spot the signs

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
Though details of Thursday’s thwarted attack in Westminster are still emerging, it appears that the intelligence agencies and police were well aware of the suspect, and prepared to swoop. The Prime Minister’s reference to an “intelligence …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
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 10, 2017

Donald Trump ‘could be the solution to Syria horror’, says Kyle Orton

THE strike on the airbase from which Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched chemical weapons was intended to – and succeeded in – raising the price of using weapons of mass destruction and re-establishing the international norm against the use of poison …

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
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