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November 29, 2016

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Originally posted by TRT World
The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to …

Posted in Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Syria

Event: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016,16:30 – 18:00,
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Greetings and opening remarks by Ambassador Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James
Panelists:
Ambassador Dore Gold, former Director General, …

Posted in Event, Israel, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 28, 2016

Audio: ‘Curricula in the Middle East’

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Posted in Event Audio, Middle East

Event: ‘Curricula in the Middle East’

TIME: Monday 28th November 2016,13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Tel Aviv University
Marcus Sheff, CEO, IMPACT
For a summary of this event click here
For a full transcript of this …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 25, 2016

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the ‘Caliphate’

Originally posted by the New Arab
Much is made of the foreign fighters who flock to join the “caliphate” Islamic State (IS) claims to have established in Iraq and Syria.
Although many foreign fighters are from Middle Eastern and North African countries, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria
November 24, 2016

Event: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Committee Room Three, Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, SW1A 0AA
Speaker: Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Centre at the University of Haifa
For a summary of this event …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Gulf Foreign Aid and Military Intervention in a Time of Fiscal Austerity’

By Talia Jessener
On Thursday 17th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Karen Young, a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, to talk about recent changes to the power dynamic of the Gulf Region.  …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East
November 17, 2016

Event: ‘Gulf Foreign Aid and Military Intervention in a Time of Fiscal Austerity’

DATE: Thursday 17th November 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr. Karen E. Young, Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington
To see a summary of this event click here
To see a …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 12, 2016

Russian warships arrive off Syrian coast ahead of ‘final’ assault on Aleppo

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE TELEGRAPH:
A flotilla of Russian warships arrived off the coast of Syria on Saturday, readying for a large-scale land and sea assault on the city of Aleppo.

“Moscow clearly intends this as a message to the West – …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria
October 30, 2016

Saddam and the Islamic State: family connections

Originally posted by The New Arab
Earlier this week on Tuesday, the Kirkuk police department announced that a cousin of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had been arrested south of the city on charges of participating in recent attacks launched in the province …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage
October 27, 2016

Islamic State Attempts to Accentuate Coalition Disunity by Protracting Battle for Mosul

As Coalition forces advance on Mosul Islamic State launch counterattacks in an attempt to prolong the fighting so that the factions within the Coalition turn on one another.
Despite the gains made by Coalition forces in their advance on Mosul, Islamic …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Press Release
October 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Power Dynamics in the Middle East: The Ever-Changing Constellation’

By: Alexis David
On Thursday 20th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Yosef Kuperwasser, a former senior officer in Israeli military intelligence, to comment on the modern power dynamics of the Middle East.
Kuperwasser began by explaining tensions within Islam, shedding …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East
October 20, 2016

When It Comes To Antisemitism, The NUS Just Doesn’t Get It

By Elliot Miller
Originally published by Huffington Post

With the release of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s (HASC) much publicised report concerning antisemitism in the UK, campus tensions facing Jewish students have once more become a pressing issue of public discourse.

Amid the general …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 19, 2016

What happens if Islamic State flees Iraq?

Originally published by The Week
The EU’s security commissioner has warned of the threat to Europe posed by Islamic State militants fleeing Mosul.

Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, believes the group is deliberately giving up its caliphate.

Read full …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, European Union, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Early Gains in Assault on Mosul Should Not be Seen as Foreshadowing an Easy Victory

The preliminary part of the assault on Mosul has proceeded well, which is to be welcomed. Nevertheless Islamic State are likely to have concentrated their defensive capacity on the city itself. We may not be in a position to gage …

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, Press Release | Tagged , ,

Kyle Orton Speaks to BBC World Service on Battle for Mosul and Aftermath

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Douglas Murray on Sky News debating Migrant Crisis

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, Extremism, ISIS, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to Wall Street Journal about no-fly zone over Syria

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Kyle Orton Speaking to LBC about battle for Mosul

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Terrorism & Security
October 18, 2016

After losses in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State moves goal posts

Orginally published by Boston Globe
BEIRUT — Islamic State leaders had long promised their followers an apocalyptic battle — foretold, some believe, by the Prophet Mohammed — in an otherwise nondescript village they controlled in northern Syria.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, the senior Islamic …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
October 17, 2016

Kyle Orton on Symbolic Importance of Dabiq to Islaimc State on BBC World Service

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 14, 2016

Now Russia’s Grip on UK Politics Is Obvious. But It’s Always Been There

Originally published by Heat Street
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson raised more than a few eyebrows when he called for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s embassy in response to the Kremlin’s war crimes in Syria.
But the Foreign Secretary’s comments were soon overshadowed …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 13, 2016

Egypt, Hamas and Islamic State’s Sinai Province

The latest report from the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre from the New Middle East highlights the enduring threat posed by Islamic State’s Sinai province. As this paper reveals, with assistance from Hamas’s military wing in Gaza, Islamic State militants in the …

Posted in Egypt, ISIS, Publication

Kyle Orton speaks about Syria to BBC Radio Oxford

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
October 12, 2016

If Stop The War wants peace, why does it indulge Russia’s wars?

Originally published by New Statesman
Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Aleppo achieved little with regards to the establishment of no-fly zone over the besieged Syrian city, but it was notable for the foreign secretary’s call for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, United Kingdom
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