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October 19, 2017

The liberal West created China’s dominance – but it owes us no loyalty

By John Hemmings
Xi Jinping’s keynote speech – impressive for its three-hour running time – at Beijing’s Party Congress firmly established three things. First, Xi has accumulated the type of personal power last seen under Chairman Mao Zedong; second, that the …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 29, 2017

The next election shock could be Japan – a nation in despair whose rebels offer hope

By Dr John Hemmings.
The Prime Minister has called a sudden snap election. The timing is deliberately chosen to catch his opponents off-guard. His plans to take advantage of his high approval ratings, telling voters he can protect their country and …

Posted in Asia, Japan, Opinion Editorial
September 27, 2017

North Korea has been getting away with murder for decades. Here’s how

By Dr John Hemmings.
Fans of impending nuclear destruction will take heart from the latest twist in the escalating North Korean crisis. In response to a threat from the hermit kingdom to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, President …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial

The Trump Administration’s North Korea Strategy

By Dr John Hemmings.
Understanding the current iteration of the two-decade long North Korean crisis is not easy. It is, for what of a better word, complicated. Furthermore, the fact is that it has finally imploded while Donald  Trump is President. …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
September 20, 2017

British PM May Seeks to Reassure Japan Amid Brexit Worries

British Prime Minister Theresa May is doing her best to patch up the relationship with Japan, following the shock caused by Brexit.
Her recent landmark trip to the country was part of a campaign to maintain trade and encourage Japanese companies …

Posted in Asia, Japan, News Coverage
September 5, 2017

North Korea is winning because Kim Jong-Un is playing the United States off against China

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have built to levels last seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis – the height of the Cold War. While many have been quick to blame the quixotic policymaking of President Trump, what has brought us here is …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial | Tagged ,
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
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