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December 28, 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC
The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why.
“I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so …

Posted in News Coverage, United Kingdom, United States
December 23, 2016

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in Syria, Turkey

From Brexit to Trump: Giving the Elites a Hard Kick

Originally published by Majalla
The two big electoral events of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president—were seemingly conjoined from the moment the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That historic day in June was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom, United States
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 20, 2016

Andrey Karlov is not Franz Ferdinand – neither Turkey nor Russia want a war

Originally published by the International Business Times
The 19th of December, 2016, got all the way to the early afternoon as a quiet news day. By the time it was over, areas of Brussels had been on lockdown as anti-terrorism police …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Turkey

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

On Tuesday 12th December, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Buchan and James Wilson to discuss the Black Sea region’s ability to supply energy to the West. James Wilson is the founder of the EU Romania Business Society and David …

Posted in Event Summaries, Russia
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 14, 2016

Audio: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

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Posted in Europe, Event Audio, Russia, Ukraine

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

TIME: 14th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: House of Commons,Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko Ukrainian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Robert Brinkley CMG Former British Ambassador to Ukraine
Olexiy Solohubenko News Editor: Languages, BBC World Service
To …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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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Posted in Europe, Event Audio

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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Posted in Event Transcript, Russia

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

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Posted in Event Transcript, Russia

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
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