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Category Archives: Germany

December 21, 2016

‘German people are right to be worried’ Merkel’s migrant open-door condemned on Sky

Originally published by Daily Express
The German Chancellor has faced a barrage of criticism in the days since the Berlin terror attack – where a truck was driven into a crowded Christmas market, killing 12.
In recent months Mrs Merkel and her …

Posted in Germany, News Coverage
December 2, 2016

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

Originally published by The Spectator
Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts.  For instance, it isn’t just Chancellor Merkel but a broad swathe of the German political class, …

Posted in Germany, Islamism, Opinion Editorial
July 27, 2016

Europe terror attacks spotlight security failings amid refugee crisis

The European policy Germans call “Willkommenskultur” — the enthusiastic embrace of refugees from Syria and other Muslim-majority countries — has morphed into a summer of terror.
Loose screening of refugees, lax counter-terrorism policies and lenient treatment of those with terrorist links …

Posted in Germany, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
July 25, 2016

How many more deaths? Merkel’s immigration policy savaged after FOURTH killing spree

The German Chancellor has been heavily criticised for being slow to react to the four horror attacks in which 15 people have been killed and scores injured in the last seven days.
The latest attack took place in Ansbach, near Nuremburg, …

Posted in Extremism, Germany, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
May 7, 2016

How Recep Erdogan became the most powerful man in Europe

Originally published in The Spectator.
Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have been to invite derision. The Ottomans were kept out of Europe not by some early-onset prejudice, but …

Posted in European Union, Germany, Opinion Editorial, Turkey
April 19, 2016

‘Insult Turkey’s Erdogan’ contest set up by Spectator magazine

Originally published in BBC News.
A UK-based magazine has offered a prize to the author of the most offensive poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is suing a German comedian over a satirical verse.
The Spectator is offering £1,000, donated by …

Posted in Germany, News Coverage, United Kingdom
January 11, 2016

Assault in Cologne by Douglas Murray

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Germany
February 13, 2015

The Good Germans: Was the Battle of Waterloo primarily a ‘British’ or a ‘Prussian’ victory – or a genuinely ‘Allied’ one?

Originally published by The Wall Street Journal
Whether holding the “Hot Gates” against the Persians, manning the Alamo in defiance of Santa Anna’s massed Mexican troops or repelling waves of Zulu warriors at Rorke’s Drift, the outnumbered defenders of improvised strongpoints exert …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Europe, France, Germany, News Coverage, United Kingdom
February 3, 2015

Audio: ‘The Battle of Waterloo: 200 Years After’

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Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, European Union, Event Audio, France, Germany, United Kingdom

Event Transcript: ‘The Battle of Waterloo: 200 Years After’

Listen to the full event here
Professor Robert Tombs
Professor of History at Cambridge University
Brigadier (retired) Allan Mallinson
Military Historian and Former Army Officer
Professor Brendan Simms
Professor in the History of International Relations at Cambridge University
Chaired by Ben Gummer MP
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
House of …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Europe, Event Transcript, France, Germany, United Kingdom
January 20, 2015

‘Hall of Mirrors: Lessons from the Great Depression for the Great Recession’

This is an event summary of a speech given by Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California-Berkeley, on 20 January 2015. It reflects the views expressed by the speaker, not those of The Henry …

Posted in Economy, European Union, Event Summaries, France, Germany, Greece
October 16, 2012

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: In recognition of the EU’s contributions to the spread of democracy

Guest post by Henry Jackson Society Research Assistant Jennifer Falkenhorst
Having received the Nobel Peace Prize at a time when its visions are under scrutiny, the EU is a deserving recipient due to its great democratic past achievements, the opportunities it …

Posted in Europe, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, The Scoop
July 5, 2012

Embracing Germany to Secure Britain

On the 1st July this year conscription in Germany will be formally abolished, and already the last consignment of troops has been called under the outgoing system. Upon the formation of the coalition government in Britain last May, Dr. Fox, …

Posted in France, Germany, United Kingdom
November 18, 2011

Despite sanctions, US, Canada and Germany still host Assad regime websites

Citizen Lab, a programme at the University of Toronto examining the relationship between digital media and human rights, has uncovered alarming evidence that Canada, the United States and Germany — all countries which have imposed sanctions on Syria — are nevertheless hosting …

Posted in Canada, Germany, Media, Middle East, Syria, The Scoop, United States