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July 6, 2016

Chilcot Damning, but not a “Hanging Jury”

LONDON – 6th July 2016

Policymakers must not allow conclusions to distort fact it was an acceptable political decision to go to war and that we must be free to do so again if in the national interest
 
The Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

Chilcot Inquiry’s Future Impact as Important to UK National Interests as its Past Conclusions

LONDON – 6th July 2016
Report must not be used to score political points or to stop UK exercising hard power in event of a future conflict that requires our intervention
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq
July 5, 2016

Henry Jackson Society Statement on the Chilcot Inquiry

LONDON – 5th July 2016

The release of the Chilcot Inquiry report tomorrow will hopefully draw a line under a corrosive debate over Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War of 2003 that is too often misused for contemporary political point-scoring purposes.  …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq

Dr Alan Mendoza interviewed on SABC news regarding Chilcot Inquiry

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, United Kingdom, War in Iraq
June 9, 2016

‘It’s not going that well’: Scores of Western ISIL fighters have tried to defect and return home this year

BEIRUT — Increasing numbers of disenchanted Western ISIL fighters are appealing to their governments for help to return home, diplomats have reported.
As fighting around ISIL’s strongholds intensifies and the group begins to lose swaths of territory, foreign jihadists are trying …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
March 21, 2016

IS Claims British Fighter Died In Suicide Bomb

Originally published on Sky News.
A British fighter with Islamic State has died in a suicide attack in Iraq, the group has claimed.
The militant, named by the group has Abu Musa al Britani, died in Anbar province, social media accounts linked to …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage
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
February 9, 2016

Event: ‘The Money Behind The Mask: Combatting the Funding of Islamic State’

TIME: Tuesday 9th February 2016, 13:00-14:00
VENUE:  Committee Room 11, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER:  Daniel Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the US Department of the Treasury
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

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The threat from global terrorism remains critical. …

Posted in CRT, CRT Event, Event, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Syria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 3, 2016

Event: ‘Are We Winning The War Against ISIS?’

TIME:  18:00-19:00, Wednesday 3rd February 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Linda Robinson, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

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My enemy’s enemy is my friend. Or so the old adage goes. This however, does not …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Iraq, ISIS, Syria
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

Event Transcript: ‘Iran’s Ambitions in Iraq’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq
January 7, 2016

ISIS’s Newest British Recruiter

Published in Commentary Magazine
ISIS finally appears to be losing significant areas of territory. Along with Iraqi forces recapturing Ramadi, the group is believed to have been forced to retreat from as much as 40 percent of the ground it held …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Global, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
January 6, 2016

HJS On New Islamic State Video

HJS On New Islamic State Video
LONDON – 4th January 2016
As Islamic State release a video of militants with a British accent purpotedly shooting dead what it claims are British spies in Syria, The Henry Jackson Society is continuing to warn …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Iraq, Islamism, Press Release, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 23, 2015

How Saddam Hussein Gave Us ISIS

Published in the New York Times.
WHOM should we blame for the Islamic State? In the debate about its origins, many have concluded that it arose from the American-led coalition’s errors after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In fact, the groundwork …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Iraq, Opinion Editorial, Syria
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 10, 2015

Audio: ‘The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency’

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Posted in Defence, Event Audio, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 2, 2015

EXTENDING AIR STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE NECESSARY BUT ASSAD’S REMOVAL KEY TO ENDING THE WAR IN SYRIA

LONDON – 2nd December 2015
The Henry Jackson Society welcomes the debate Members of Parliament will be having later today on extending air strikes against Islamic State into Syria, and for a vote which will decide whether Britain will finally participate …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 26, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency’

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Posted in Arab Spring, Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Extremism, Global, Iraq, Islamism, Israel, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 25, 2015

To defeat Islamic State, Assad must go: Kyle Orton on BBC 5 Live

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 19, 2015

Islamic State requires a targeted approach: Emily Dyer on CNBC

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, Middle East, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 18, 2015

Eliminating Islamic State requires action in Syria: Tom Wilson on BBC 5 Live

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, Islamism, Middle East, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 16, 2015

Death of Jihadi John – Davis Lewin on BBC 5 Live

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States

Death of ‘Jihadi John’ a major victory that ought to be celebrated – Davis Lewin on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 15, 2015

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
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