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April 5, 2017

Human Cost of Failure to Enforce Red Lines in Syria Becomes Clear

The West’s repeated failure to respond to Bashar al-Assad’s slaughter of Syria’s people has given him complete confidence in his ability to continue without penalty. The Henry Jackson Society has long advocated action to deter this barbarism, and the costs …

Posted in Press Release
March 23, 2017


A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016, documents 152 incidents of terrorism or attempted terrorism conducted in the name of the Islamic State and its predecessors, and assesses how directly the …

Posted in Press Release

Three-quarters of Islamist-Related Offences are Committed by Individuals Known to the Authorities

Two weeks ago, The Henry Jackson Society released the most in-depth study of terrorism on British shores for a generation. The report revealed that three-quarters of Islamist-related terrorism offences were committed by individuals who were previously known to the authorities.
Almost …

Posted in Press Release
March 22, 2017

Events Outside Parliament Fit the Pattern of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Information is still emerging about the terrorist attack near The Palace of Westminster and it is too soon to know what the motivations were.
In recent years there has been an increase in both vehicular attacks and the use of knives …

Posted in Press Release
March 21, 2017

New Report Examining University Speaker Policies Finds Robust Response to Prevent Duty

Report finds that universities have taken the legal requirements in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 seriously and produced high-quality procedures for dealing with extreme or intolerant speakers. However, a number of institutions could do more to ensure their …

Posted in Press Release
March 20, 2017

New Report Reveals Known Extremist Infiltrated Numerous Public Bodies and Associated with Senior British Politicians

Shakeel Begg, described in court by a judge as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”, has established himself as an influential figure within numerous public bodies and groups – even after the ruling, where he lost a …

Posted in Press Release
March 3, 2017

Islamist terror offences have doubled in five years, reveals major new report that analyses every terror conviction on British shores since 1998

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Islamist terror offences have doubled in five years, reveals major new report that analyses every terror conviction on British shores since 1998

Women’s involvement in Islamist terrorism has trebled in five years

Total terror offences have nearly …

Posted in Press Release
January 4, 2017

New Report Details Threats to The Rule of Law in Romania

Romanian politicians are engaged in political score-settling and serious violations of human rights which are dressed up as anti-corruption efforts, a new report from The Henry Jackson Society has found. The report, Fighting Corruption with Con Tricks: Romania’s Assault on …

Posted in Europe, Press Release
December 23, 2016

New Report On Making Turkey’s Intervention Work

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
December 5, 2016

Casey Review Represents Invaluable Contribution to Managing Integration

The Casey Review, released today, honestly addresses many of the serious problems with integration and community cohesion in Britain. The Government is to be commended for publishing it, and the review process has been thorough. The Henry Jackson Society’s work …

Posted in Press Release
November 24, 2016

Conviction of Neo-Nazi Extremist, Thomas Mair, Highlights Necessity of Prevent Strategy

The brutal murder of Jo Cox last June was a tragic reminder of the danger posed by the far-right, and highlights the importance of a counter-radicalisation strategy that deals with all forms of extremism.
The assassination of the Labour MP, Jo …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
November 21, 2016

Britain Must Invest in Naval Defences as Part of New Global Role

The Defence Select Committee has just released a report which warns that the UK is “woefully low” on warships. As Britain seeks a new role in the world it is imperative that naval capability is maintained.
Members of Parliament have said …

Posted in Press Release
November 18, 2016

Obama Farewell Tour Masks Deterioration of Transatlantic Relations During his Presidency

Europeans would do well to remember that the Trump Presidency represents an opportunity rather than threat given President Obama’s disinterest for Europe during the past 8 years

Under Obama’s presidency the world has become significantly more dangerous. The decision not to …

Posted in Press Release
November 14, 2016

EU Foreign Ministers Urged to Show Mature Attitude to US Changes

Leading transatlantic thinktank calls for 2% defence budget commitment ‎to safeguard European-US relationship
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, and EU leaders need to adjust to this reality. In particular they must ensure that America remains bound …

Posted in Press Release
November 11, 2016

Trump’s Mature Performances so far and Friendliness to UK Justify UK Government’s Welcoming Approach his Presidency

Thus far Trump has made good on his earlier promises to behave differently after winning the election. Like it or not we have to engage with the president of the world’s most important country. It is better for everyone if …

Posted in Press Release
November 10, 2016

Western Leaders Should Allow Trump the Chance to Govern

A failure by some Western leaders, notably Chancellor Merkel, to welcome the new President appropriately risks driving him into the arms of those like Vladimir Putin whose interests are antithetical to our own. They should learn from the example of …

Posted in Press Release
November 9, 2016

Trump Victory Represents Opportunity not Crisis for UK Foreign Policy and Should be Seen as Repudiation of Obama’s Weakness

While Donald Trump’s Presidency will undoubtedly have many far reaching geopolitical consequences, the actual nature of his foreign policy remains undefined. There is therefore a window of opportunity for the UK to influence US objectives over the coming years, after …

Posted in Press Release
November 7, 2016

Foreign Affairs Committee Whitewashes Muslim Brotherhood’s Activities

The Government’s review into the Muslim Brotherhood found that the group has “openly incubated and sustained an organisation – Hamas – whose military wing has been proscribed in the UK” and defended Hamas attacks in Israel. It is shocking to …

Posted in Press Release
November 2, 2016

The Real Battle for Mosul is now Imminent

Iraqi special forces have broken the front line in Mosul, but the battle’s next phase will be the most dangerous; Islamic State will have heavily fortified the main city, and the risk of the Coalition fracturing along sectarian lines will …

Posted in Press Release
October 27, 2016

Islamic State Attempts to Accentuate Coalition Disunity by Protracting Battle for Mosul

As Coalition forces advance on Mosul Islamic State launch counterattacks in an attempt to prolong the fighting so that the factions within the Coalition turn on one another.
Despite the gains made by Coalition forces in their advance on Mosul, Islamic …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Press Release
October 26, 2016

Putin’s Russia linked to the Left and Right in Britain, New Paper Shows

Individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have over recent years established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by the Kremlin to undermine the West.
In the UK, a variety of individuals, …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Russia
October 20, 2016

“Community Leaders” Not Fit for Purpose to Run Counter-extremism Programs

Claims the Muslim Council of Britain plans to set up an alternative to the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, are deeply worrying. Such a scheme risks repeating past mistakes, placing vital work in the hands of unaccountable and inappropriate individuals.
Reports today …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release

Today’s European Diplomatic Meetings Must Lead to Western Unity in the Face of Russian Military Offensive

Today the European Council meets to discuss EU policy towards Russia and Ukraine’s President Poroshenko will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. These discussions must see the West remain resolute in the face of Russian aggression as President Putin …

Posted in Press Release, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
October 19, 2016

Ecuador Justified in Preventing Julian Assange’s Attempts to Subvert U.S. Democracy with Stolen Material

The restrictions placed by the Ecuadorian Embassy on Julian Assange’s internet access are entirely reasonable because of his repeated willingness to distribute stolen material.
 Mr Assange has a long track record of stealing and distributing information, peddling conspiracy theories, and casting …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Global, Press Release, United Kingdom, United States | Tagged

Early Gains in Assault on Mosul Should Not be Seen as Foreshadowing an Easy Victory

The preliminary part of the assault on Mosul has proceeded well, which is to be welcomed. Nevertheless Islamic State are likely to have concentrated their defensive capacity on the city itself. We may not be in a position to gage …

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, Press Release | Tagged , ,
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