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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
November 24, 2016

No Surprises

Originally published by Standpoint
I spent the night of the US election in Watford, listening to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Nothing is more dispiriting than election night parties, with similarly sozzled hacks repeating the same swiftly disproved points of psephology.

Read …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
November 17, 2016

Analysis: ‘Clinton’s weakness as a candidate made Trump’s win possible’

by Timothy Stafford
In Clinton, the Democrats nominated an establishment insider in an anti-establishment age, who provoked more hatred amongst Republicans than any other politician in the country.
International reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory have been defined by two soul-searching questions. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, United States
November 15, 2016

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

Originally posted by The Spectator
My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes:
Dear Fraser,
I read Douglas Murray’s blog on Friday “Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?” with great interest. It’s fantastic to see …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy

Originally posted by the Christian Science Monitor:
Barack Obama undertakes his last overseas trip as president this week with an adjusted mission in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory: to reassure allies and partners about continuing support for them and America’s …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United States
November 11, 2016

Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?

Did anybody see Question Time last night? The panel largely seemed to be competing to out-outrage each other about Donald Trump. And in their great Trump-off most of the guests continued to do that sawn-off shotgun ‘phobes’ thing. Trump as …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Uncategorized, United States
November 9, 2016

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

Originally posted in The Spectator
For 18 months, Donald Trump was amazingly useful to British politicians. Whatever their party, he provided them with the most magnificent means with which to polish their liberal credentials.

Read the full article, here.

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
October 29, 2016

‘Donald’s always been the outgoing one’: meeting the Trump parents

Originally posted by The Spectator
I have never met Donald Trump, but I knew his parents. A fact that makes me feel about 100 years old. Which was actually nearer the age Fred and Mary Anne Trump were when, as a teenager, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, United States
October 25, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

On Monday 24th October, The Henry Jackson welcomed James Kirchick, a Washington-based journalist, to discuss Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, its supporters and what it means for the United States.
Kirchick began by attacking the argument that Trump’s rise is attributable to …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 24, 2016

Audio: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

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Posted in Event Audio, United States

Event: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 24th October 2016
VENUE: Palace of Westminster (tbc)
SPEAKER: James Kirchick, Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative
To see a summary of this event click here

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has split with practically every convention in American politics – not to mention …

Posted in Event, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 19, 2016

There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

Originally published by The Spectator
Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas — already dubbed ‘fight night’ — looks …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States

Ecuador Justified in Preventing Julian Assange’s Attempts to Subvert U.S. Democracy with Stolen Material

The restrictions placed by the Ecuadorian Embassy on Julian Assange’s internet access are entirely reasonable because of his repeated willingness to distribute stolen material.
 Mr Assange has a long track record of stealing and distributing information, peddling conspiracy theories, and casting …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Global, Press Release, United Kingdom, United States | Tagged
October 17, 2016

Eastwood’s selective style of tolerance could lead to problems for SDLP in future

Originally published by The Belfast Times
The second, a few days ago, apropos various remarks of Donald Trump, explained: “As leader of the SDLP and the progressive nationalist tradition on this island, I will not give any support to such an administration, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States
October 15, 2016

Lights, camera, politics: the triumph of showbiz over argument

Originally published by the Spectator
At the end of Sunday night’s US presidential debate, the moderators snuck in a final question from a slightly shell shocked looking member of the audience. After an hour and a half of brutal, bitter exchanges, a …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
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

Event Summary: ‘A Fork in the Road: Looking Ahead at US Foreign Policy under Trump or Clinton’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 10th October, the Henry Jackson society welcomed Gordon Dee Smith, CEO of Strategic Insight Group, to share his views on what American foreign policy might look like under either a  Trump or Clinton administration.
Smith began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 10, 2016

Event: ‘A Fork in the Road: Looking Ahead at US Foreign Policy under Trump or Clinton’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 10th October 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Gordon Dee Smith, CEO of the Strategic Insight Group
For a summary of this event click here

Like no other in recent memory, …

Posted in Event, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 3, 2016

Isil prepares for ‘apocalyptic showdown of Muslim and Christian armies’ in Syrian town of Dabiq

Originally published in The Telegraph
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians.

But analysts believe a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United States
September 28, 2016

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Originally posted in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Orginally published in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States
September 27, 2016

Syrian troops begin ground offensive to retake Aleppo

Originally published in The Telegraph
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink the pocket down,” …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States
September 26, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’

By Michael Hertfield
On Thursday 22nd September, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Todd Buchholz to discuss his book ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’. With reference to the Ottoman Empire, Buchholz began by arguing that …

Posted in Economy, Event Summaries, United States
September 25, 2016

Why Does Trump Like Dictators?

Originally published by Weekly Standard
Donald Trump likes dictators and likes to be liked by them. After meeting Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last week, Trump called Sisi “a fantastic guy,” gushing, “he took control of Egypt. And he really took control …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United States
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