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August 10, 2017

Should you be worried about a nuclear war with North Korea?

By John Hemmings
Thursday’s news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has announced that it is preparing an attack plan on Guam, a US territory with forces has heightened fears across Asia and the West of a catastrophic …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
August 9, 2017

Three ways the UK can help resolve the North Korean crisis

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is at a level of tension only seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) recognises that the capability and willingness of the DPRK regime to threaten the United States, Japan, South …

Posted in North Korea, Press Release | 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 , ,

Another One Bites the Dust – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Disqualified from Office

By Dr. Sarah Ashraf
The chronic inability of elected governments in Pakistan to complete their designated tenures serves as a constant reminder of the country’s arbitrary democratic credentials. Nawaz Sharif, disqualified from the office of Prime Minister today, is no aberration …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Pakistan | 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 …

Posted in China, News Coverage | Tagged , ,
July 18, 2017

UK Government should urgently consider new review process for Chinese investment in sensitive sectors

The UK Government should welcome inward investment from China, but ensure the national security of key infrastructure remains protected, our new report warns.
“Safeguarding our Systems: Managing Chinese Investment into the UK’s Digital and Critical National Infrastructure”, described by Sir Malcolm …

Posted in China, Press Release, Publication
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
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
March 13, 2017

Tense times for South Korea, the shrimp surrounded by whales

This article originally appeared in The Interpreter.
The decision by South Korea’s Constitutional Court to uphold the National Assembly’s impeachment of beleaguered President Park Geun-hye is the starting gun in a 60-day race to the Blue House.
The Constitution requires that an …

Posted in Asia, Opinion Editorial
March 8, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

By Jake Ramsamugh
On the 28th February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Gideon Rachman to host ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’ which discussed the findings from his book ‘Easternisation’. Rachman is the Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial …

Posted in Asia, Event Summaries
February 28, 2017

Event: ‘Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order’

TIME: 28th February, 17:30 – 18:30
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Gideon Rachman
Author, Easternisation
Foreign Affairs columnist, Financial Times
For a summary of this event click here
For a full transcript of this event click here
The West’s domination …

Posted in Asia, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial

Event Transcript: ‘The End of the Asia Century ‘

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Posted in Asia, Event Transcript
February 9, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

By Alex Manzoor
On Wednesday 8th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joshua Wong, Angela Gui and Benedict Rogers to discuss the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms in the aftermath of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
Joshua Wong, who is …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
February 8, 2017

Event: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

TIME: 8th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 4, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Joshua Wong
Secretary-General, Demosito
Angela Gui
Campaigner, Daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Benedict Rogers
Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party Human Rights Commission
For a summary of this …

Posted in China, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 1, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘Modi’s India and the Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific’

Stephen Pound MP: Thank you very much indeed for coming along for what is almost certain to be one of the most interesting in a series of very, very interesting Henry Jackson lectures. I first met Narendra Modi back in …

Posted in Event Transcript, India
January 26, 2017

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump, China will be the elephant in the room

by John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
When the Prime Minister sits down with President Trump on Friday in the Oval Office, she will be in a privileged position. She will the first foreign leader to meet the president since …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The End of the Asian Era’

Fresh from the Article 50 debate in the House of Commons, Catherine West MP took her seat in the chair for an event hosted by HJS in Parliament. Remarking about the shared concerns about globalization in Brexit discussions and with …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries
January 18, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Ian Hall on Modi’s India’

By Alex Manzoor
On Tuesday 17th of January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor Ian Hall from the Griffith Asia Institute to discuss Indian foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its adherence to the ‘rules-based order’. He began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, India, Spotlight
January 5, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

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Posted in China, Event Transcript
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