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September 20, 2017

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 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 1, 2017

Nikita Malik discusses terrorism and internet encryption on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, News Coverage, Technology, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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 ,
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
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
January 31, 2017

How cautious can we afford to be about foreign investment?

This article originally appeared on CapX
So we all now know all about Theresa May’s industrial strategy for Britain. In addition to cutting red tape and regulation, the Prime Minister wants her Government to promote innovation, with the creation of a £4.7 …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
January 1, 2017

Extent of extremism in schools revealed as teachers flag hundreds of incidents to Department of Education chiefs

Originally published by The Sun
HUNDREDS of terror alerts have been flagged to ­government chiefs from inside Britain’s schools.
Shock figures uncovered by a Sun on Sunday investigation show teachers and staff have made 288 warnings amid fears of extremist elements getting …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
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

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 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
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

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
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
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 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

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

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
November 28, 2016

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 3, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945’

On Tuesday 2nd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome General Lord Dannatt to discuss his new book ‘Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945’.  Lord Dannatt impressively managed to condense the history of the British …

Posted in Event Summaries, United Kingdom
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