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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
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
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