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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
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
February 1, 2017

Judy Asks: Does Trump Need Europe?

This article was originally published in Carnegie Europe
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.
[…]
Andrew Foxall Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Russia
January 31, 2017

How cautious can we afford to be about foreign investment?

This article originally appeared on CapX
So we all now know all about Theresa May’s industrial strategy for Britain. In addition to cutting red tape and regulation, the Prime Minister wants her Government to promote innovation, with the creation of a £4.7 …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
January 29, 2017

For all her caution abroad the PM knows the time to make a stand will come

Originally published in the Sunday Times.
To read some of the responses to Theresa May’s speech in America last week, you could be forgiven for interpreting the whole thing as a grand act of political grave-pissing.
In 1999 Tony Blair spoke in …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
January 26, 2017

Universities monitored your emails long before Prevent – don’t believe the NUS’s fake news

by Elliot Miller.
Originally published in the Telegraph.
King’s College London (KCL) has been criticised this week  for supposedly ‘spying on student’s emails’ in what has been described an outrageous invasion of their privacy. It is claimed that the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, …

Posted in Media Centre, Opinion Editorial

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump, China will be the elephant in the room

by John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
When the Prime Minister sits down with President Trump on Friday in the Oval Office, she will be in a privileged position. She will the first foreign leader to meet the president since …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
January 18, 2017

Chelsea Manning betrayed the US and endangered innocent lives – she is no hero

Originally published in the International Business Times.
It might have been thought that a consistent opposition to treason was not all that difficult. But President Barack Obama’s surprise decision last night to commute the sentence of Bradley, now Chelsea, Manning, showed …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
January 16, 2017

Is Tolerance a One-Way Street?

Originally published by Gatestone Institute.
When just about every other magazine in the free world fails to uphold the values of free speech and the right to caricature and offend, who could expect a group of cartoonists and writers who have …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Media Centre, Opinion Editorial
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 5, 2017

European Immigration: Mainly Muslim, Mainly Male, Mainly Young

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute
2016 was a fine year for Islamist terrorism and an even finer year for Western political distraction. While Islamic terrorists repeatedly succeeded in carrying out mass-casualty terrorist attacks, as well as a constant run of …

Posted in Europe, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
December 23, 2016

From Brexit to Trump: Giving the Elites a Hard Kick

Originally published by Majalla
The two big electoral events of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president—were seemingly conjoined from the moment the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That historic day in June was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom, United States
December 20, 2016

Andrey Karlov is not Franz Ferdinand – neither Turkey nor Russia want a war

Originally published by the International Business Times
The 19th of December, 2016, got all the way to the early afternoon as a quiet news day. By the time it was over, areas of Brussels had been on lockdown as anti-terrorism police …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Turkey
December 18, 2016

Spare us the self-pity. The young have never had it so good

Originally published by The Times
Somebody recently asked me whom I admired, and I gave them the truth: “Simon Raven’s godfather and the present Countess Mountbatten.” The reasons for the idolatry are related.
The late novelist’s godfather was celebrated in the Raven …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
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