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December 13, 2017

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

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A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions.
Countries on the European mainland …

Posted in Defence, European Union, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
December 12, 2017

Butting Away at the State

On 2 November 2016, the court in Vologda sentenced Yevgeny Domozhirov to 40 hours compulsory labour. The National Electoral Commission declined even to consider the candidacy of Lyudmila Kuzmina for appointment to the Electoral Commission of Samara province. Local developers …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, Russia Studies Centre
November 30, 2017

Qatar and the Gulf Crisis

A new report by the Henry Jackson Society – Qatar and the Gulf Crisis – examines the charges made against the Qatari government by other Gulf states and questions whether the small nation is engaged in power politics and bolstering …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, The Orton Report
November 28, 2017

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across …

Posted in Defence, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
October 31, 2017

Hong Kong After 20 Years: the Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights

A new report by the Henry Jackson Society has today highlighted how human rights have deteriorated in Hong Kong over the last two decades.
The report, Hong Kong After Twenty Years: The Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights, makes the …

Posted in Publication

Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

A new Henry Jackson Society report has warned that the public sector organisations and elected officials are partnering with the extremist-linked group Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend).
Compiling years’ worth of evidence, the report, Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”, demonstrates …

Posted in CRT, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
October 25, 2017

Converts to Islam and Homegrown Jihadism

Security officials and those leading counter-extremism efforts must place greater emphasis on the dangers posed by recent converts to Islam, according to a new report published today.
“Converts to Islam and Home Grown Jihadism” analyses the ways in which the process …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight
October 23, 2017

Russia’s Nationalists: Putin’s Critical Children

[1] When Igor Strelkov, the former military commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic, returned to Moscow from Donbass in late summer 2014, he steadfastly maintained the symbol of statist loyalty typical of security officers in today’s Russia: a portrait of …

Posted in Research, RFE/RL Translations, Russia Studies Centre

A “Captured State” Moldova Between Russia and the West

Moldova is a “captured state” – in the words of the World Bank – in which the country’s post-Soviet transition has effectively halted because of domestic and foreign vested interests, a new paper concludes.
“A ‘Captured State’: Moldova between Russia and …

Posted in Publication
October 18, 2017

ISIS Khorasan: Presence and Potential in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

This report highlights the growing significance of the Islamic State in the Khorasan Province, or ISKP. It also assesses the impact the group’s rise is likely to have on the trajectory of violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in turn, …

Posted in ISIS, Middle East, Publication, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan
October 8, 2017

Infographic: Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence is Funding Terrorism

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM
#stoptraffickingterror
Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers).
These are just part of our …

Posted in CRT, CRT Research, Infographics, Research

Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMAN AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS FUNDING TERRORISM
#stoptraffickingterror
Terrorists are using sexual violence, including rape, sexual slavery, and forced marriage, to bolster recruits, galvanize fighters, and, in the case of Islamist groups, punish kuffar (disbelievers).
These are just part of our …

Posted in CRT, CRT Report, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
September 28, 2017

Extreme Speakers and Events in the 2016-17 Academic Year

A new report by The Henry Jackson Society explores the extreme speakers and events in the 2016-17 academic year.
The Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has found that the majority of universities are satisfying the requirements of the …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 12, 2017

Towards “Global Britain”: Challenging the New Narratives of National Decline

The reality of British geopolitical capability means Britain is poised to thrive post-Brexit
Is Britain in decline? Following the EU referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking so. Commentators seem gripped by the idea that the country is heading towards national …

Posted in Global, Publication, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Audit of Geopolitical Capability: A Comparison of Eight Major Powers

UK second only to US in major power audit
 
The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe, and comes second only to the United States globally, according to a major new report by The Henry Jackson Society.
The “Audit of …

Posted in Global, Publication, Research, Spotlight, United Kingdom
September 6, 2017

Russia’s militarisation of the Arctic accelerating

The true scale of Russia’s military activities in the Arctic have been revealed in a new policy paper from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
“Russia’s Policies towards a Changing Arctic“ describes Russia’s dramatic militarisation of the Arctic since 2014, …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, Russia, Terrorism & Security | Tagged , ,
August 17, 2017

The Forgotten Fighters: The PKK in Syria

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria”, has highlighted the urgent need for the government to prevent British citizens joining a violent organisation with a record of war crimes.
We report on how …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight, Syria, The Orton Report, Turkey
July 18, 2017

UK Government should urgently consider new review process for Chinese investment in sensitive sectors

The UK Government should welcome inward investment from China, but ensure the national security of key infrastructure remains protected, our new report warns.
“Safeguarding our Systems: Managing Chinese Investment into the UK’s Digital and Critical National Infrastructure”, described by Sir Malcolm …

Posted in China, Press Release, Publication
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
July 11, 2017

Close Encounters: Russian Military Activities in the Vicinity of UK Air and Sea Space, 2005-2016

The true scale of the Russian military’s activities around UK territory is made clear for the first time, in a comprehensive report from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
The report lists and categorises every open-ˇsource incident reported by the …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre

Understanding CONTEST: The Foundation and the Future

CONTEST, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, was made publicly available in 2006, and revisions followed in 2009 and 2011. It is split into four work streams – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare.
In light of the recent attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London …

Posted in Briefing, CRT Briefing, CRT Research
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism.
We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable …

Posted in CRT Report, CRT Research, Extremism, Middle East, Publication, Spotlight
June 15, 2017

The Kings of State Procurement

That summer day in 2005 completely changed the life of Pavel Yakshis, an ordinary St Petersburg motorist moonlighting as a deliveryman. He was driving his Gazelle van along Tikhoretsky Prospekt in the northern capital when a concrete mixer in front …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations
April 27, 2017

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students, investigates students who have travelled from the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq.

Those who have fought or trained abroad have been …

Posted in Publication, Terrorism & Security
April 19, 2017

From Metropole to the PEN Centre

The Metropole affair of 1979 made a special contribution to the struggle for the anti-censorship Article 29 of the Russian Constitution, which the current regime has gone to great lengths to reduce to the status of a stage prop. The …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations
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