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September 20, 2017

RANKED: The 8 most geopolitically powerful countries in the world, 2017

Despite the uncertainty, the US has retained its position as the most geopolitically powerful nation in the world, according to Henry Jackson Society (HJS), which has released the latest edition of its “Audit of Geopolitical Capability: A Comparison of Eight …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Britain second ‘most powerful country in the world’ and in ‘strong’ position post-Brexit

BRITAIN is the second most powerful country in the world second only to the US, according to think tank.
In a study conducted by the Henry Jackson Society, Britain’s economic power, technological prowess, military strength and cultural prestige means that the UK is …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, United Kingdom
September 17, 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson References our Geopolitical Capability Audit in Major Brexit Statement

My vision for a bold, thriving Britain enabled by Brexit.
My friends, I must report that there are at least some people who are woefully underestimating this country. They think Brexit isn’t going to happen. There are some media observers – …

Posted in Global, News Coverage, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 12, 2017

Audit of Geopolitical Capability: A Comparison of Eight Major Powers

UK second only to US in major power audit
 
The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe, and comes second only to the United States globally, according to a major new report by The Henry Jackson Society.
The “Audit of …

Posted in Global, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 6, 2017

Russia’s militarisation of the Arctic accelerating

The true scale of Russia’s military activities in the Arctic have been revealed in a new policy paper from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
“Russia’s Policies towards a Changing Arctic“ describes Russia’s dramatic militarisation of the Arctic since 2014, …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, Russia, Terrorism & Security | Tagged , ,
September 5, 2017

The British government should lead the fight to bring Daesh to justice

Daesh’s atrocities have failed to deliver a caliph or their fictional caliphate. Our international partners must commit to apply international law to bring prosecutions against Daesh fighters and those who choose to partner with them, making it clear that wherever …

Posted in News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 23, 2017

How Do Security Services Conduct a Man Hunt?

Less than a week after Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van along the crowded boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130, all 12 suspects are now either dead or in custody. So how did …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Spain
August 21, 2017

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
August 17, 2017

The Forgotten Fighters: The PKK in Syria

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria”, has highlighted the urgent need for the government to prevent British citizens joining a violent organisation with a record of war crimes.
We report on how …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, Syria, The Orton Report, Turkey
August 3, 2017

Forget Ukraine, Britain is at the heart of Russia’s new Arctic showdown with the West

By Dr. Andrew Foxall

The world is not short of hotspots: Syria; North Korea; Libya; Ukraine … But one of the hottest is also one of the coldest – the Arctic, which is rapidly becoming the front line in a new …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia | Tagged , ,
August 1, 2017

Nikita Malik discusses terrorism and internet encryption on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, News Coverage, Technology, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
July 24, 2017

Russia Is Testing NATO in the Skies

By Andrew Foxall
Last month, a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea. According to U.S. officials, the Russian Su-27 “rapidly” approached the U.S. RC-135 plane and acted “provocatively” by performing “unsafe” maneuvers. Russia’s Defense …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia | Tagged , ,
July 17, 2017

Will Putin’s proxies ever be brought to justice for downing flight MH17?

By Dr. Andrew Foxall
Three years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed.
Overwhelming evidence suggests that the Boeing 777 was destroyed by …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC News Releases, Russia, Ukraine
July 11, 2017

Close Encounters: Russian Military Activities in the Vicinity of UK Air and Sea Space, 2005-2016

The true scale of the Russian military’s activities around UK territory is made clear for the first time, in a comprehensive report from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
The report lists and categorises every open-ˇsource incident reported by the …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
June 19, 2017

Finsbury Park attack is latest example of growing far-right extremist threat

The UK authorities have indicated that the incident at Finsbury Park on Sunday evening was a terrorist attack. While it is too early to be definitive, all the signs point to a terrorist motivated by far-right hatred. The attack appears …

Posted in Extremism, Far-Right, Press Release, United Kingdom | Tagged ,
May 16, 2017

Event: ‘The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam’

TIME:  18:30 – 19:30,16th May 2017
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Douglas Murray
Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society,
Associate Editor of The Spectator, Author of The Strange Death of Europe
To read a summary of …

Posted in Europe, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
May 8, 2017

Event: ‘Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 8th May 2017
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Charles Clover
Journalist and author of Black Wind, White Snow
For a summary of this event click here
Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Russia, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 9, 2017

Dr Andrew Foxall provides evidence to House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic

Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at HJS provided written evidence to the House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic.
Dr Foxall’s research has covered potential threats to Western security in the region.
You can read his submissions …

Posted in Russia, Spotlight
March 6, 2017

Event: ‘Populism and Policy: A Watershed Moment?’

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, 6th March 2017

VENUE: Committee Room 15, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Dr Charles Kupchan
Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University

For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
The Brexit …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 23, 2017

Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The National Interest  
The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
February 7, 2017

Event: ‘Ukraine: Continuing Reforms’

TIME: 7th February, 18:00 – 19:00
VENUE: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Natalie A. Jaresko
Former Minister of Finance, Ukraine
To attend, please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/jnybnxa

For any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
Ukraine today is beginning to emerge, battle-scarred, from years of war and recession. It was …

Posted in Event, Ukraine, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 3, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Russia
February 1, 2017

Judy Asks: Does Trump Need Europe?

This article was originally published in Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
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Andrew Foxall Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Russia

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

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Posted in Event Transcript, Russia

Event Summary: ‘Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict’

by James Monroe
Chair: Sir Gerald Howarth
Speaker: General Sir Richard Shirreff
On Thursday 26th January, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Sir Richard Shirreff -Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 2011-2014 – to talk about the conflict in Ukraine. Since a planned ceasefire …

Posted in Event Summaries, Ukraine
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