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May 11, 2016

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: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
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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
December 14, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath’

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Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath

SPEAKER: 
Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State
TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Monday 14th December 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
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The threat from weapons of mass destruction remains …

Posted in Defence, Event, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 16, 2015

The nuclear accord has not made an ally of Iran. Quite the opposite

Originally published in The Independent
The international agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme announced in the summer is currently making its way through Iran’s various legislatures. Having passed a vote in the parliament the agreement is now being scrutinized by the …

Posted in Defence, Iran, Media Centre, Middle East, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
October 15, 2015

Event Summary: Sanctions: A tool to create foreign policy?

On Wednesday 14th October, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host ‘Sanctions: A tool to create foreign policy?’. Featuring Richard Nephew, Former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, US Department of State and Lead Sanctions Expert in Iran Negotiations (2013-2015); …

Posted in Defence, Economy, Event Summaries, Iran, Middle East, Spotlight

Tehran’s Servants: Iraq’s Shia Militias Emerge As The Key Armed Forces Facing IS in Iraq

Based on his research trip to Iraq’s battle zones, journalist and Middle East analyst Jonathan Spyer details the connections between Iraq’s Shia militia currently engaged in fighting Islamic State and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp who are arming, funding and training the …

Posted in Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Syria

Iran Deal Strengthens Tehran’s Influence And Power Through Proxies In Neighbouring Iraq And Syria

The Iran nuclear deal is due to come into effect on “Adoption Day”, and The Henry Jackson Society is warning that the easing of sanctions against Tehran will see the regime strengthening it’s hold over Iraq through its support of …

Posted in Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Press Release, Syria
October 14, 2015

Sanctions: A tool to create foreign policy?

SPEAKER:
Richard Nephew, Former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy,
US Department of State and Lead Sanctions Expert in Iran Negotiations (2013-2015);
& Program Director, Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets,
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 14th October 2015
VENUE: The Henry …

Posted in Defence, Event, Iran, Spotlight

Audio: ‘Sanctions: A tool to create foreign policy?’

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Posted in Defence, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, United States

Event Transcript: ‘Sanctions: a tool to create foreign policy?’

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Posted in Defence, Economy, Event Transcript, Global, Iran, North America, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
September 1, 2015

A Flawed Deal: An Assessment Of The Iranian Nuclear Agreement

This latest report by the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society, A Flawed Deal: An Assessment Of The Iranian Nuclear Agreement, undertakes one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive assessments of the Iran agreement to date. The center’s …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Publication, Terrorism & Security
August 30, 2015

US politician warns: Lifting sanctions against Iran will tarnish PM Cameron’s reputation

Originally published in the Express
BRITAIN has been “hoodwinked” into lifting sanctions against Iran by agreeing to a flawed nuclear deal that will still allow the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear bomb, a leading US politician said last night.  Congressman Mike …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 24, 2015

24 August: HJS Davis Lewin debates Rachel Shabi on the Iran nuclear deal on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Nuclear Weapons

24 August: David Lewin debates the Iran nuclear deal on BBC2 Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Nuclear Weapons
July 21, 2015

Audio: ‘The Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitical and security implications’

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Posted in Iran, Nuclear Weapons
July 20, 2015

Event Summary: ‘The Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitical and Security Implications’

This is a summary of an event with Dr Liam Fox, chaired by Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Tom Wilson, on 20th July 2015. It reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Event Summaries, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security
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