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January 15, 2018

Iran-backed Iraqi militias pose ‘serious’ threat to US

London- When the Islamic State (ISIS) surged across Iraq in 2014, the Iraqi state and its army buckled. Iraqi forces retreated in disorder. Soldiers were killed outright; many were captured and subsequently executed. This presaged a national crisis.
Shia cleric Ayatollah …

Posted in Iran, Iraq, News Coverage
December 30, 2017

“Death to the dictator”

How dicey is the revolt for the mullahs? BILD spoke with Iran experts and Middle East analysts.

For two days, tens of thousands of Iranians across the country have been demonstrating against their government, the Islamist mullah regime.
Their starting point was the …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, News Coverage
December 29, 2017

Fortunes of Nineveh’s minorities unlikely to improve under Hashd al-Shaabi

Following the Peshmerga’s mid-October pullout from Shingal and other parts of the disputed areas they controlled in Nineveh, the predominantly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, including ones closely aligned with Iran’s goals in the wider region, have gained a foothold …

Posted in Iran, News Coverage
October 23, 2017

Kyle Orton discusses US-Iran Relations and Iraq on France 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Iraq
July 21, 2017

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t Working

By Timothy Stafford

In a legally required letter to Speaker Paul Ryan on April 18, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The next day, he told reporters …

Posted in Iran, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , ,
July 17, 2017

The Iran deal has been in place for two years, but it’s still not working

By Timothy Stafford
In 2015 the then Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that the agreement the UK and other world powers had reached with Iran meant that “the world can be reassured that all Iranian routes to …

Posted in Iran, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
July 13, 2017

Beyond Compliance: Iran and the JCPOA

Iran’s destabilising actions since 2015 have undermined any hope that the country has changed course. That’s the conclusion of“Beyond Compliance: Iran and the JCPOA”, a new report by The Henry Jackson Society to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

Posted in Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Publication
September 25, 2016

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

Originally published by The Spectator
Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till noon. The same is true of calling someone ‘a moderate’. Call someone ‘a moderate’ and they can …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Iran, Israel, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, United States
September 8, 2016

After suffering military defeats and the loss of several leaders, is this the beginning of the end for Islamic State?

Isis’s statelet is faltering. But unfortunately, the way Isis is losing its urban strongholds is legitimising it, laying the groundwork for a military recovery.
Isis is waging a revolutionary war that prioritises politics and focuses on the long term, exhausting its …

Posted in Extremism, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
July 20, 2016

Event: ‘No more illusions – Changes in the Middle East’

TIME: 18:15-19:15, Wednesday 20th July 2016
VENUE: Committee room 3A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Major General Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the P.M of Israel and ex-Head of the National Security Council
For a summary …

Posted in Event, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Middle East, Spotlight, Turkey, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
July 14, 2016

The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions

LONDON – 14 JULY 2016
On the anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran, a new publication – The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions – by The Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Iran, Publication

One Year On, Flawed Iran Deal Sees Human Rights, Regional Security Deteriorate

LONDON – 14th July 2016
New HJS publication examines key areas where the Iran Deal has failed to live up to its objectives
On the anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran, a new …

Posted in Iran, Press Release
June 17, 2016

How the Iran Entente Caused the Syria Crisis

In the last few years, the United States has resolved to reduce its “footprint” in the Middle East, and has conceived of détente with Iran as the means of accomplishing this. If the Islamic Republic could be drawn into the …

Posted in CRT Report, Iran, Publication, Spotlight, Syria
May 11, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Partner for Peace? Iran’s Illicit financing of Terrorism’

by Ruta Valaityte
On the 11th of May the Henry Jackson society hosted a talk by Dr Matthew Levitt, entitled ‘Partner for Peace? Iran’s Illicit financing of Terrorism’. The event took place in the House of Lords by the kind invitation of …

Posted in Event Summaries, Iran, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security

Event: ‘Partner for Peace? Iran’s Illicit financing of Terrorism’

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 11th May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London SW1P 0PW
SPEAKER: Dr Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of the Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence 
To attend please RSVP to:
With the implementation …

Posted in Event, Extremism, Iran, Terrorism & Security

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Report ‘From Tehran’s Twilight Zone’

LONDON – 11 MAY 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Levitt will be joining the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society as an Associate Fellow. A former deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and …

Posted in Iran, Press Release, Publication, Spotlight

Event Transcript: ‘Partner for Peace’? Iran’s Illicit Financing of Terrorism’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Iran
May 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Global Challenge to Democratic Norms’

by Hugh Coates
On the 5th May, Dr Marc F. Plattner, Dr Lilia Shevtsova, and Christopher Walker gave a talk on the current threat posed to democracy by resurgent authoritarian powers across the globe – the central theme of their recent …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Iran, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight
February 10, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
January 25, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Iran’s Ambitions in Iraq’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 25th January, Mithal al-Alusi, leader of the Iraqi Ummah Party, delivered a talk on ‘Iran’s Ambitions in Iraq’. The event was chaired by Bob Blackman MP and hosted by the Henry Jackson Society in the Houses …

Posted in Event Summaries, Iran, Iraq, Spotlight

Iran is world’s biggest emerging market since collapse of Soviet Union, says Lord Lamont

Originally published in The Independent.
Iran is the world’s biggest emerging market since the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, according to the politician given the job of opening up trade relations – but Britain is languishing behind rivals …

Posted in Economy, Iran, Middle East, News Coverage, Uncategorized

Event Transcript: ‘Iran’s Ambitions in Iraq’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq
December 23, 2015

Taliban cannot be allowed victory in Afghanistan: Dr Alan Mendoza

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Uncategorized, War in Afghanistan
December 16, 2015

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to:    
As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
December 15, 2015

Event Summary: Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath

On the 14th December, The Henry Jackson Society hosted “Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath” featuring Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-proliferation at the US Department of State.
Mr. Countryman began the event by …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Religious Fundamentalism, Technology, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
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