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October 20, 2016

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 , ,
October 17, 2016

Mosul’s Liberation is Just the Beginning of a Dangerous New Phase in the Conflict

While Islamic State’s removal from power in Mosul is obviously necessary, the different forces operating against them may become rivals in the aftermath. It is far from clear that Islamic State will lose the capacity to operate clandestinely within and …

Posted in ISIS, Press Release
October 11, 2016

Emergency Aleppo Debate in Parliament will Achieve Little Unless Backed by Strong Actions

Henry Jackson Society Director calls on MPs to follow up words on Syria with support for humanitarian safe zone
Later today the House of Commons will hold an emergency debate on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Aleppo. In recent weeks there …

Posted in Press Release
September 15, 2016

Major New Study Shows Islamic State’s European Terrorist Networks connected to former al-Qaeda Operatives Known to the Authorities

The Henry Jackson Society’s new study demonstrates clear continuity between old al-Qaeda networks and current Islamic State cells, with overlapping personnel and similar backgrounds. It raises questions about whether such similarities could have helped identify the development of the new …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
August 10, 2016

Russian Military Edge Over UK is Dangerous and Should be Addressed

Russian willingness to invest heavily in military capability necessitates improvements in British defence capacity.
A leaked report covered in The Times indicates that Russia has acquired a significant military edge over the UK. This state of affairs was inevitable; Russia, in …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Press Release
August 9, 2016

Religiously Motivated Crimes Such as the Murder of Asad Shah Require Appropriate Punishment

The Henry Jackson Society welcomes life imprisonment for Tanveer Ahmed, Asad Shah’s killer.
Asad Shah was killed because his murderer held a fundamentalist Islamist ideology which demanded death as the punishment for blasphemy, which Mr Ahmed believed Mr Shah to have …

Posted in Press Release
July 29, 2016

Report Covering Islamic State Leadership Demonstrates So-called ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks are part of a Cohesive Strategy

Leading Security Think-Tank Releases Comprehensive Compilation of Islamic State Leadership Demonstrating that So-called ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks are part of a Cohesive Strategy
Report indicates Islamic State leadership has far more direct control over terrorist activity within Europe than has been widely …

Posted in ISIS, Press Release
July 28, 2016

Despite Split from al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Remains Threat to Syrian Population, and to the West

The split will enable al-Nusra’s propaganda machine, and will not make it any easier to challenge the terrorist organisation
Jabhat al-Nusra, a major Islamist faction fighting on the ground in Syria just announced a split with al-Qaeda. Within Syria this move …

Posted in Islamism, Press Release, Syria, Terrorism & Security
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, Publication, 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, Publication
May 11, 2016

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Report ‘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, Press Release, Publication, 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
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