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December 13, 2016

Event: ‘Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit’

TIME: 13th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Sir Craig Oliver Author: Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit & former Director of Communications for British Prime Minister David …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 12, 2016

Audio: ‘The Black Sea: A New Energy Source for Western Europe?’

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Event: ‘The Black Sea: A New Energy Source for Western Europe?’

DATE: 12th December 2016, 12.30 – 13.30
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS:
David Buchan Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
James Wilson Founding Director, EU Romania Business Society
For a summary of this event …

Posted in Europe, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 8, 2016

Will Boris Johnson’s Saudi comments hurt the UK’s Gulf trade charm offensive?

Originally published by City A.M
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson‘s attack on Saudi Arabia runs the risk of harming UK efforts to build trading relations with Gulf states, experts say.
In remarks reported earlier this week, Johnson accused the Saudi regime of “twisting” …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom

POPULISM: It’s the BBC’s new buzzword, being used to sneer at the ‘uneducated’ 17 million who voted for Brexit

Originally published on the Daily Mail.
There is a new buzz-word at the BBC. It’s been bandied about on countless programmes and dominates the pages of the Left-wing papers. The 17 million-plus Britons who voted to leave the EU are described …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
December 7, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

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Event Transcript: ‘The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change’

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The campaign against Prevent is based on myths and distortion – and it’s helping Islamic extremists thrive

Originally published by the Telegraph.
The corrosive damage done to the fabric of society by extremist narratives from across the political spectrum has at its heart one key message: that the UK’s diverse communities cannot, and should not, peacefully co-exist alongside …

Posted in Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Event: ’25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight

BBC slammed over IS sympathiser’s role on show about British Muslims

Originally published by the Evening Standard
The BBC was today accused of “totally inappropriate” conduct over its decision to feature a notorious extremist who has expressed support for Islamic State beheadings in a new programme on British Muslims to be broadcast next week.
Anthony …

Posted in Islamism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Why integration should concern British Jews, and everyone else

Originally published by The Times of Israel
In their 1963 book Beyond the Melting Pot Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Nathan Glazer cautioned Americans that ethnicity is a stubborn thing and that integration between people of different origins was going to be …

Posted in Far-Right, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
December 5, 2016

‘Right on’ critics are ignoring problems caused by immigration, government tsar warns after Muslim groups condemn her ‘inflammatory call’ for newcomers to take a vow of allegiance.

Originally published by the Daily Mail.
The author of a bombshell report on immigration and integration in Britain today slammed ‘right on’ critics for ignoring real problems.
Dame Louise Casey made a series of extraordinary recommendations today after months studying the impact …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom

25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 5th December 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 9,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist
Vladimir Pastukhov, Doctor of Political Science and Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Russia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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
December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield
On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
November 29, 2016

Austria Elections Reflect Europe’s Right-wing Surge

Originally published by Voice of America
LONDON — Austria’s elections on Sunday could see Norbert Hofer chosen as the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Austrians will head to the polls following a victory this week by Francois Fillon, the …

Posted in Europe, Far-Right, News Coverage

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Originally posted by TRT World
The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to …

Posted in Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Syria

Event: ’25 Years On: The Baltic Countries Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

TIME: 12:30 – 13:30, Tuesday 29th November 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS
Asta Skaisgirytė Liauškienė, Lituanian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Edward Lucas, Senior Editor, The Economist
Dr Allan Sikk, Senior Lecturer, UCL
To read a summary …

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November 28, 2016

‘Quitaly’ could cause collapse of crumbling EU empire if Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement kicks Italy’s PM into touch

Originally posted by The Sun
WHEN people debate the UK and EU they always ignore one thing.
Britain may be on a journey after Brexit but so is the EU. In fact it is the EU’s journey that looks the more dangerous.
Even …

Posted in Europe, European Union, Opinion Editorial

Prevent gets a bad press, but it’s a crucial tool against the far-right that killed Jo Cox

Originally published by Left Foot Forward.
Recent reports that there has been a worrying rise in the number of far-right referrals to the government’s counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent, have been given a grim postscript this week by the conviction of neo-Nazi terrorist, …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Far-Right, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
November 27, 2016

Woman who works for Government’s counter-terrorism unit posts backing for extremists online

Originally published by The Sun
A WOMAN who works for the Government’s counter-terrorism unit has been posting backing for extremists online.

Henry Jackson Society research fellow, Rupert Sutton, said: “Mend has been part of a deeply damaging campaign to undermine public confidence …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 26, 2016

UK: Two Systems of Justice

Originally posted by the Gatestone Institute
So farewell, then, Anjem Choudary. For two and half years at least. On September 6, the radical cleric was sentenced by a British judge to five and a half years in prison for encouraging people …

Posted in Far-Right, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
November 25, 2016

The right must stop explaining away the crimes of Thomas Mair

Originally published by the New Statesman
When I was a teenager, and prone to overlapping love affairs as teenagers often are, I found myself abandoned by one girl in favour of a white boy, and found another at the expense of …

Posted in Extremism, Far-Right, News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 20, 2016

Spain terror threat: Two suspected ISIS terrorists ‘awaiting orders to attack’ arrested

Originally published in The Daily Star
The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, Spanish Ministry of Interior officials said.
The two men, who have not been named, are said to have isolated themselves from the rest …

Posted in ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security

When Marine Le Pen loses, it will not be because she’s too right wing

Originally published in The Times.
Surely after Brexit and Trump, President Marine Le Pen and “Frexit” will follow. That’s been the prevailing presumption of international punditry in recent weeks. And while the narrative arc may seem persuasive, what’s missing is the …

Posted in Far-Right, France, Opinion Editorial
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