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January 15, 2017

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Originally published in the Telegraph.
The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors.
Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
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 9, 2017

Vladimir Putin warned as US sends hundreds of tanks to Europe to defend Nato’s borders

Originally published in the Express.
Hundreds of US tanks have arrived in Europe to ensure the Continent remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace” amid growing tensions with Russia.
In newly released footage, American soldiers and military equipment can be seen arriving at …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 2, 2017

‘Et tu, Theresa’ – welcome to the two faces of Mrs. May

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.
Foreign affairs have never been Theresa May’s bag. And, judged by her recent form and Britain’s deceit in oiling the wheels of UN Resolution 2334 – one of the worst examples of Machiavellian back-stabbing since …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 1, 2017

British armed forces may be called into action in 2017 as diplomatic tensions rise

Originally published by The Express
Crucially, for Britain in 2017, we could face the stark prospect of being the only nuclear power willing to stand up to Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile China’s continuing cyber attacks on the UK and its territorial ambitions in …

Posted in News Coverage, Russia

Extent of extremism in schools revealed as teachers flag hundreds of incidents to Department of Education chiefs

Originally published by The Sun
HUNDREDS of terror alerts have been flagged to ­government chiefs from inside Britain’s schools.
Shock figures uncovered by a Sun on Sunday investigation show teachers and staff have made 288 warnings amid fears of extremist elements getting …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 28, 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC
The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why.
“I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom, United States
December 21, 2016

‘German people are right to be worried’ Merkel’s migrant open-door condemned on Sky

Originally published by Daily Express
The German Chancellor has faced a barrage of criticism in the days since the Berlin terror attack – where a truck was driven into a crowded Christmas market, killing 12.
In recent months Mrs Merkel and her …

Posted in Germany, News Coverage
December 18, 2016

‘5 YEARS of attacks on Britain’ as ISIS and al-Qaida fired up from Aleppo

Originally published by the Daily Express
Fighting has ended in the besieged city reclaimed by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ISIS militants face catastrophic defeat in Mosul.
But ideas that the wave of terror striking fear across Europe is about to come …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Syria
December 17, 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail
Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub.
Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including …

Posted in News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 14, 2016

How will the fall of Aleppo affect the Syrian civil war?

Originally published in TRT World
Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and his allies have taken control of the rebel-held eastern district of Aleppo on Tuesday. Opposition defences collapsed on Monday after heavy bombing forced them to retreat to districts on the west bank …

Posted in News Coverage

Likud MK: Netanyahu’s heart isn’t in two-state solution

A parliamentarian in Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has said that Likud shares a one-state vision where Palestinians live under a Jewish state, and that Netanyahu only talks about two states because he feels obliged to.

 
Challenging Zohar’s idea that Palestinians …

Posted in News Coverage

A BBC show dubbed by the media as “the Muslim Big Brother” is already under fire ahead of its airing on Monday night.
Muslims Like Us will feature ten Muslims with contrasting world views living in a house together as they …

Posted in News Coverage
December 8, 2016

Will Boris Johnson’s Saudi comments hurt the UK’s Gulf trade charm offensive?

Originally published by City A.M
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson‘s attack on Saudi Arabia runs the risk of harming UK efforts to build trading relations with Gulf states, experts say.
In remarks reported earlier this week, Johnson accused the Saudi regime of “twisting” …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
December 7, 2016

BBC slammed over IS sympathiser’s role on show about British Muslims

Originally published by the Evening Standard
The BBC was today accused of “totally inappropriate” conduct over its decision to feature a notorious extremist who has expressed support for Islamic State beheadings in a new programme on British Muslims to be broadcast next week.
Anthony …

Posted in Islamism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 5, 2016

‘Right on’ critics are ignoring problems caused by immigration, government tsar warns after Muslim groups condemn her ‘inflammatory call’ for newcomers to take a vow of allegiance.

Originally published by the Daily Mail.
The author of a bombshell report on immigration and integration in Britain today slammed ‘right on’ critics for ignoring real problems.
Dame Louise Casey made a series of extraordinary recommendations today after months studying the impact …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 3, 2016

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

Originally published by the Telegraph.
Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs.
The four-year battle for control of …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 29, 2016

Austria Elections Reflect Europe’s Right-wing Surge

Originally published by Voice of America
LONDON — Austria’s elections on Sunday could see Norbert Hofer chosen as the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Austrians will head to the polls following a victory this week by Francois Fillon, the …

Posted in Europe, Far-Right, News Coverage
November 27, 2016

Woman who works for Government’s counter-terrorism unit posts backing for extremists online

Originally published by The Sun
A WOMAN who works for the Government’s counter-terrorism unit has been posting backing for extremists online.

Henry Jackson Society research fellow, Rupert Sutton, said: “Mend has been part of a deeply damaging campaign to undermine public confidence …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 25, 2016

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the ‘Caliphate’

Originally posted by the New Arab
Much is made of the foreign fighters who flock to join the “caliphate” Islamic State (IS) claims to have established in Iraq and Syria.
Although many foreign fighters are from Middle Eastern and North African countries, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria

The right must stop explaining away the crimes of Thomas Mair

Originally published by the New Statesman
When I was a teenager, and prone to overlapping love affairs as teenagers often are, I found myself abandoned by one girl in favour of a white boy, and found another at the expense of …

Posted in Extremism, Far-Right, News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 20, 2016

Spain terror threat: Two suspected ISIS terrorists ‘awaiting orders to attack’ arrested

Originally published in The Daily Star
The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, Spanish Ministry of Interior officials said.
The two men, who have not been named, are said to have isolated themselves from the rest …

Posted in ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
November 15, 2016

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy

Originally posted by the Christian Science Monitor:
Barack Obama undertakes his last overseas trip as president this week with an adjusted mission in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory: to reassure allies and partners about continuing support for them and America’s …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United States
November 12, 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph:
A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Russian warships arrive off Syrian coast ahead of ‘final’ assault on Aleppo

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE TELEGRAPH:
A flotilla of Russian warships arrived off the coast of Syria on Saturday, readying for a large-scale land and sea assault on the city of Aleppo.

“Moscow clearly intends this as a message to the West – …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria
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