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July 26, 2016

Rouen ISIS Attack Shows Terrorists Will Continue to Adapt Tactics to Carry Out Murderous Intentions

Our response needs to change from security alone to combating ideological menace of Radical Islam
The events in the church in Rouen are now being reported as yet another Islamist attack in Europe. This is not the first instance of churches …

Posted in Press Release
July 16, 2016

Failed Coup Will Damage Turkish Democracy

Legitimate concerns about President Erdogan’s increasing authoritarianism and Islamisation could never have been resolved by undemocratic means
In spite of rising authoritarianism in the Turkish state driven by Erdogan over recent years, this coup could not be justified. Erdogan is a …

Posted in Press Release, Turkey
July 14, 2016

One Year On, Flawed Iran Deal Sees Human Rights, Regional Security Deteriorate

LONDON – 14th July 2016
New HJS publication examines key areas where the Iran Deal has failed to live up to its objectives
On the anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran, a new …

Posted in Iran, Press Release
July 12, 2016

Permanent Court of Arbitration Strikes Down China’s ‘Nine-Dash Line’ Claims

UK will need to help efforts to defend international rule of law in light of China’s threats to ignore ruling.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and security thinktank – recognises the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling …

Posted in Asia, China, Defence, Press Release
July 7, 2016

The Future Implications of The Chilcot Report

Rather than solely considering the culpability of former politicians, Chilcot’s implications for the future of British foreign policy ought to be a focus.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and security thinktank originally conceptualised as a response …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, United Kingdom, War in Iraq
July 6, 2016

Chilcot Damning, but not a “Hanging Jury”

LONDON – 6th July 2016

Policymakers must not allow conclusions to distort fact it was an acceptable political decision to go to war and that we must be free to do so again if in the national interest
 
The Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

Chilcot Inquiry’s Future Impact as Important to UK National Interests as its Past Conclusions

LONDON – 6th July 2016
Report must not be used to score political points or to stop UK exercising hard power in event of a future conflict that requires our intervention
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq
July 5, 2016

Henry Jackson Society Statement on the Chilcot Inquiry

LONDON – 5th July 2016

The release of the Chilcot Inquiry report tomorrow will hopefully draw a line under a corrosive debate over Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War of 2003 that is too often misused for contemporary political point-scoring purposes.  …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq
June 2, 2016

Assad using starvation as a weapon of war

LONDON – 2nd July 2016
Tom Wilson, a leading expert on Middle Eastern affairs and Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society has called for deep consideration into removing Assad from power in Syria after a deadline for aid to be delivered …

Posted in Middle East, Press Release, Syria
May 25, 2016

EU must not kowtow to Turkish ‘blackmail’

LONDON – 25/05/2016
The Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, Dr Alan Mendoza, has warned that the EU must not be seen to buckle under Turkish demands over a deal to tackle the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis.
Turkey has said it …

Posted in European Union, Press Release, Turkey

Savchenko Release shows Russian rule of law at behest of Kremlin

LONDON – 25th May 2016
Leading Russian Affairs expert, Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russian Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, has highlighted the increasing interference of the Kremlin in Russia’s legal system
The release of Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko, …

Posted in Press Release, Russia

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

LONDON – 24th May 2016 
A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks.
The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers …

Posted in Defence, Press Release, Report, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Technology
May 17, 2016

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in the Palestinian Authority: An Essential Step for Progress in the Region

LONDON – 17 MAY 2016
Today The Henry Jackson Society launches an important new study by Palestinian human rights advocate Bassem Eid, detailing the extensive and serious range of abuses of human rights and civil liberties that have been committed by the Palestinian …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Press Release, Report
May 11, 2016

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Policy Paper ‘From Tehran’s Twilight Zone’

LONDON – 11 MAY 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Levitt will be joining the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society as an Associate Fellow. A former deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and …

Posted in Iran, Policy Paper, Press Release, Spotlight
May 10, 2016

A Model External Speaker Policy: Assessing the Risks Posed by External Speakers On-campus

LONDON – 10 MAY 2016
The government has repeatedly highlighted the threat posed by extremists seeking to use the UK’s university campuses to spread their views, and has rightly made ensuring these speakers face robust challenge a priority.
As a result, The …

Posted in Briefing, Extremism, Press Release, Spotlight, United Kingdom
April 1, 2016

London Universities Still Failing To Challenge Extremists

LONDON – 1st April 2016
A new briefing by Student Rights, ‘Extreme or Intolerant Speakers on London Campuses between September 2015 and January 2016’, examines the number of events featuring speakers with a history of extreme or intolerant views logged across London in the first …

Posted in Extremism, Press Release, Spotlight, United Kingdom
March 22, 2016

Brussels Attacks Suggest Syria Foreign Fighter Networks in Europe

LONDON – 22nd March 2016
This morning’s coordinated attacks on Brussels’ airport and metro show the likely presence of Islamic State-inspired or -directed terrorist networks embedded in Europe with the capacity to become operational within days. This demonstrates the long-standing threat …

Posted in Belgium, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
March 7, 2016

New Report: ‘Women and the Caliphate’

PRESS RELEASE
Embargoed until 0001 Tuesday 8th March 2016
New Report: ‘Women and the Caliphate’
A major new study has been released on International Women’s Day offering a crucial insight into how non-violent Islamist ideology overlaps with the violent Islamism of groups including Islamic …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Spotlight
February 12, 2016

Hostilities in Syria Will Resume Unless Russia Abandons its Cynical Power Politics in Propping Up Assad’s Failed Regime

LONDON – 12 February 2016
As World Powers agree a pause in the Syrian war to begin next week, The Henry Jackson Society welcomes a ceasefire – but is underlying the need for political progress including curbing Russian aggression and the …

Posted in CRT Press Release, ISIS, Islamism, Press Release
February 11, 2016

HJS Strongly Endorses Need For Bulk Data Collection

HJS Strongly Endorses Need For Bulk Data Collection
LONDON – 11th February 2016
As the Draft Investigatory Powers Joint Bill Committee reports on its investigation into proposed new surveillance regulation, the Henry Jackson Society welcomes the committee’s recommendations, which will help ensure the independence …

Posted in Press Release, Terrorism & Security
February 4, 2016

Russian Kleptocracy Highlighted In Tour of London

Russian Kleptocracy Highlighted In Tour of London
LONDON – 4 February 2016
The Henry Jackson Society and anti-corruption campaigners are today highlighting the UK properties believed to be owned by prominent individuals from the former Soviet Union. For oligarchs, London’s high-end property market is one of …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases

HJS This Week On American Leadership and War on Terror

HJS This Week On American Leadership and War on Terror

 LONDON – 1st February 2016
Good Morning.  Focus shifts to the United States this week and the Iowa caucus, the first opportunity to gauge the support candidates have.  Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton …

Posted in Press Release
January 29, 2016

HJS On Tareena Shakil Guilty Verdict

HJS On Tareena Shakil Guilty Verdict
LONDON – 29th January 2016
As British mother Tareena Shakil becomes the first women to return from Islamic State’s Caliphate and be convicted of a terrorism offence, The Henry Jackson Society welcomes the precedent her case …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
January 26, 2016

HJS This Week On Migrant Crisis and Russia

HJS This Week On Migrant Crisis and Russia
LONDON – 25 January 2016
The Henry Jackson Society is looking closely at the continuing migrant crisis in Europe as well as peace negotiations in Syria and at Russia’s economic problems.  Our experts are available …

Posted in Press Release
January 21, 2016

HJS On Litvinenko Inquiry

As the Litvinenko Inquiry concludes that the operation to kill the former KGB agent turned British citizen was “probably approved” by the Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Henry Jackson Society is calling for new sanctions against Moscow.
Dr Andrew Foxall, Director …

Posted in Press Release, RSC News Releases, Spotlight
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