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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
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