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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 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

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
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 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

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
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