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August 24, 2017

Tom Wilson talks to CNN about the Spain attacks

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Uncategorized
August 23, 2017

How Do Security Services Conduct a Man Hunt?

Less than a week after Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van along the crowded boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130, all 12 suspects are now either dead or in custody. So how did …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Spain

Najah Alotaibi discusses Yemen on BBC World News

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August 21, 2017

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
August 20, 2017

Seaside Britons at risk of ISIS vehicle attacks like Barcelona, experts warn

The warnings come after ISIS terrorists called for vehicle attacks on the West just 10 days before the Barcelona van rampage.
Kyle Orton, an ISIS expert from the Henry Jackson Society, told the Daily Star Online that provincial towns in the …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage

Spain attacks: Terrorists were planning to hit multiple targets

The terrorist cell behind the attacks in Spain was planning a series of devastating assaults, potentially including a large-scale truck bomb, investigators revealed yesterday.

Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said the horror was another indicator that …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
August 17, 2017

Security Risk Seen in Foreign Recruits Fighting for Kurds in Syria

An influential London think tank is urging the British government to stop Britons from enlisting with a Western-backed Kurdish militia in Syria that’s battling the Islamic State terror group on the ground that it, too, is a terrorist organization.
The Henry …

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Britons joining Kurds to fight IS ‘pose security risk’ to UK

British volunteers fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria pose a domestic security threat to the UK, a foreign affairs think tank has said.
Since 2014, hundreds of people from Western countries, including the UK, have joined Kurdish rebel group YPG.
The …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage | Tagged , , ,
August 11, 2017

Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

By Tom Wilson
The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to …

Posted in CRT Press Release, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Saudi Arabia | Tagged , ,
August 2, 2017

Britain Needs New Safeguards to Deal with Chinese Investment

In April, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released a report noting the importance of revitalising the UK’s run-down regional infrastructure.
With Brexit approaching, the report stated that a ‘renewed focus’ was crucial for delivering growth to the UK, and could …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial
July 31, 2017

Risky business: Keeping an eye on Chinese investment

By John Hemmings
If money talks, Chinese money is particularly loud these days. In the past five years, Chinese investment abroad — largely dominated by the country’s giant state-owned enterprises — has tripled. Today, China accounts for nearly 10 percent of global …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , ,
July 27, 2017

Time for Five Eyes to coordinate on Chinese tech investment

By John Hemmings
The recent exposure of Chinese influence-peddling inside the Australian political system is just one example of China’s growing influence and willingness to act in Western states. In these days of austerity for many Western nations, money speaks loudly and in …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , , , ,
July 26, 2017

Pushback: Why the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Should Keep Chinese Investors at Bay

By John Hemmings
There has been a dramatic shift of investment into the West, which may have a deep impact on U.S. security and the country’s future way of life. According to a report recently published by the Henry Jackson Society, China is …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Technology
July 24, 2017

UK to tighten foreign investment reviews

The British government is pressing ahead with plans to tighten screening of foreign investments by China and other countries amid concerns that such flows could compromise national security.
In the election manifesto they published in May the Conservatives pledged that prime …

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What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

The 9-year-old boy didn’t like school. He didn’t like the other children, because he knew what they really were: evil unbelievers who deserved to die. So he did what he was trained to do — he attacked them. He was …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage
July 20, 2017

John Hemmings discusses North Korea with CTV

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9/11 survivors accuse Theresa May of suppressing a report on Saudi terrorism links

Back when David Cameron was Britain’s prime minister, he commissioned an inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups.
Cameron agreed, reluctantly, to produce the report if the Liberal Democrats supported an extension of British airstrikes on the Islamic State militant group.
They …

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July 18, 2017

Sensitive personal data at risk as UK firms bought up by China, security experts warn

Britons’ personal data could be trawled by Beijing’s spies as the UK sells off sensitive, high-tech industry to Chinese investment, a security think tanks warns on Tuesday.
Chinese state-owned businesses pouring billions into key industries such as power may also be …

Posted in News Coverage
July 17, 2017

The Iran deal has been in place for two years, but it’s still not working

By Timothy Stafford
In 2015 the then Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that the agreement the UK and other world powers had reached with Iran meant that “the world can be reassured that all Iranian routes to …

Posted in Iran, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
July 4, 2017

We are sleepwalking towards a global war – and Russia and China are enabling it

By John Hemmings
This is not “just another North Korean missile launch”. The “successful” testing of what North Korea’s state news agency KCNA called an “inter-continental ballistic missile” takes the Korean Peninsula one step closer to a conflict that could drag in the world’s great …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
July 3, 2017

Tech companies must commit to tackling extremism

By Nikita Malik
Better late than never. The announcement that four major technology platforms — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft — will create a new Global Internet Forum to counter terrorism has been a long time coming. Until recently, the onus …

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June 29, 2017

Ukraine’s Stalled Revolution

By Andrew Foxall and Lincoln Pigman
More than three years have passed since Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution, in which protestors took to the streets and ousted their corrupt leader Viktor Yanukovych. But reform has been slow in coming. To be fair, President …

Posted in News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC News Coverage
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 15, 2017

Judy Asks: Is Britain Lost?

Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey asked a panel of security policy experts, “Is Britain Lost?”
James Rogers, Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society, offered his thoughts:
“From my window at the top of Millbank Tower, with the awesome …

Posted in News Coverage
June 7, 2017

Judy Asks: Who Will Lead the West?

By James Rogers.
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.
James writes “It is true that the president of the United States has been traditionally …

Posted in News Coverage
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