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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
December 15, 2016

Event: ‘British Policy in Asia: Charting a new post-Brexit strategy’

TIME: 15th December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
VENUE: CPA Room, Westminster Hall,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Professor David Martin Jones Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
Dr. Shanker Singham Trade and Competition …

Posted in Asia, Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 5, 2016

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

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 30th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Benedict Rogers, Ethan Gutmann and Yaxue Cao to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The discussion was centred on the recently published report by the Conservative Party …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Spotlight
November 30, 2016

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

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

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 30th November 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS:
Benedict Rogers, Author, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on
Human Rights in China 2013-2016
Angela Gui, Human Rights Campaigner and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Ethan Gutmann, …

Posted in China, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 22, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

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Posted in Event Transcript, India
November 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Tibetan democracy-in-exile and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations’

On Tuesday 1st November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Lobsang Sangay to speak about Tibetan democracy and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations. Dr Sangay is ‘Sikyong’, equivalent to prime minister, of the Tibetan government-in-exile and his discussion was chaired …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
November 1, 2016

Event: ‘Tibetan democracy-in-exile and the future of Sino-Tibetan relations’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 1st November 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong (political leader) of the Tibetan government-in-exile
To see a summary of this event click here
To see a full transcript …

Posted in China, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 21, 2016

Pakistan’s use of terror has backfired, experts tell London seminar

Originally posted in Hindustan Times
Pakistan’s reliance on terror as an instrument of foreign policy has backfired, and its role as a perpetrator of terrorism is now beyond doubt, experts and academics told a seminar here.
The seminar, organised by The Democracy Forum …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Pakistan, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 19th September Professor Madhav Das Nalapat began by discussing the paramount importance of improving India’s human rights and entrenching liberal culture, in order to advance India’s knowledge industry. In addition to the importance of a culture …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, India, United States
September 19, 2016

Audio: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

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Posted in China, Event Audio, India, United States

Event: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Monday 19th September 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Madhav Das Nalapat, Vice-Chair, Manipal Advanced Research Group and UNESCO Peace Chair, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India
To see a …

Posted in China, Defence, Event, India, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 16, 2016

MPs and analysts issue fresh nuclear warnings over Hinkley Point project

Originally published in Business Matters 
Hinkley Point C will be built by France’s EDF with £6bn of Chinese investment. It is effectively subsidised by the UK taxpayer under the terms of the guaranteed “strike price” that will be paid by consumers for …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security
August 29, 2016

Kim’s missile supermarket: North Korea will sell nukes to anyone – even ISIS

Multiple missile tests have been ordered by Kim Jong-un in recent months in a bid to boost the range of his rockets.
The defiant North Korean also detonated a hydrogen bomb in January and restarted the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

Kyle Orton, a …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, Terrorism & Security
August 9, 2016

As the Chinese ambassador questions the delay, would cancelling Hinkley severely damage UK-China economic ties?

Originally published in City A.M.
The UK-China relationship will be hurt by the decision to delay and potentially halt Hinkley Point. The “Golden Era” of bilateral relations will suffer a setback, as China will perceive this decision as a loss of …

Posted in China, Economy, Energy Security, Opinion Editorial, Technology, United Kingdom
August 2, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads’

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Posted in Burma, Event Transcript
July 20, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’

By Ruta Valaityte
By kind invitation of Admiral Lord West of Spithead The Henry Jackson Society held a panel discussion entitled ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’. In 2013 the Philippines filed an arbitration case against China to The Hague …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries
July 19, 2016

Event: ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’

TIME: 12:00-13:15, Tuesday 19th July 2016
VENUE: Committee room 18, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Professor Steven Haines, Professor of Public International Law, University of Greenwich, Benjamin Ho, Associate Research Fellow, RSIS – Singapore, Bill Hayton, Associate …

Posted in China, Event, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events

Event Transcript: ‘Britain’s Stake in the South China Sea’

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Posted in Asia, China, Event Transcript, United Kingdom
July 12, 2016

International court backs Philippines in South China Sea dispute

A United Nations tribunal today ruled in favour of the Philippines, in a case it bought against Chinese claims to maritime rights in the South China Sea.
Beijing had ramped up its rhetoric ahead of the decision, with president Xi Jinping …

Posted in China, News Coverage

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 8, 2016

Event Summary: ‘From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 7th of July, by kind invitation of Lord Arbuthnot, the Henry Jackson Society was addressed by Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Anna Mikhailova, journalist and co-author on his recent book From Banking to …

Posted in Event Summaries, Pakistan
July 7, 2016

Event: ‘From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Thursday 7th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 2A, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
SPEAKERS: Co-authors, From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics, Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007) and Anna Mikhailova, Journalist and Interviewer for The …

Posted in Event, Pakistan
June 29, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Tuesday 28 June 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Benedict Rogers, Author of Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads, and East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity
For a full transcript of this event click here
By Gemma Sunnergren
On Tuesday, …

Posted in Burma, Event Summaries
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