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Category Archives: Policy Paper

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October 26, 2016

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

The latest policy paper from The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society documents how individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have  established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by …

Posted in Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia
October 13, 2016

Egypt, Hamas and Islamic State’s Sinai Province

The latest policy paper 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 …

Posted in Egypt, ISIS, Policy Paper
October 5, 2016

New HJS Research Identifies Organised Campaign to Undermine the Prevent Strategy

A new policy paper from the Henry Jackson Society, Myths and Misunderstandings: Understanding Opposition to The Prevent Strategy, examines the campaign against the Prevent strategy, the government’s counter-radicalisation policy, highlighting the spread of misinformation designed to undermine the strategy.
The ‘Prevent’ …

Posted in CRT Policy Paper, Policy Paper
August 11, 2016

An Alternative to the French Peace Initiative: A way forward for Israel and its Arab neighbours

Read the policy paper here
The paper’s key observations include:
•    The French proposal risks sidelining the importance of direct negotiations, and at the same time repeating policy errors which are likely to exacerbate tensions further.
•    Washington has signalled its reservations about …

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Policy Paper
May 11, 2016

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Policy Paper ‘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, Policy Paper, Press Release, Spotlight
April 11, 2016

Towards A Coherent Western Policy On The Syrian War

Read the interactive policy paper here. 

The five-year, continuing civil war in Syria is the greatest crisis to have hit the Levant since World War II. According to recent figures released by the Damascus-based Syrian Center for Policy Research, up to …

Posted in ISIS, Policy Paper, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 17, 2015

The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia are still at war. The Henry Jackson Society’s latest Policy Paper, ‘The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia’, assesses the implications and effectiveness of the Minsk II Agreement. More than …

Posted in Defence, Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia, Spotlight, Ukraine
November 25, 2015

Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria

Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria lays out how the Assad regime aided the growth of the Islamic State, which now threatens the West, and deflected attention away from war crimes committed by Damascus against its own …

Posted in CRT Policy Paper, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Policy Paper, Spotlight
November 12, 2015

India: Security Challenges and National Responses

India: Security Challenges and National Responses
India stands at a crossroads. One of the world’s oldest surviving civilizations, albeit a young nation with all the potential to become a global player, India is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation that symbolizes …

Posted in India, Policy Paper, Spotlight
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, Policy Paper, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Syria
October 12, 2015

Close Encounters: Russian Military Intrusions into UK Air- and Sea Space Since 2005

The United Kingdom is ill-prepared to combat Russian aircraft and sea vessels encroaching into the UK’s area of interest; and twice in the last 12 months was caught off guard entirely. The findings, from the Russian Studies Centre at The …

Posted in Defence, Policy Paper, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
September 1, 2015

A Flawed Deal: An Assessment Of The Iranian Nuclear Agreement

This latest policy paper 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. …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Policy Paper, Terrorism & Security
July 17, 2015

Russia’s Abuse of Interpol

Despite Interpol’s commitment to neutrality and human rights, Russia’s Abuse of Interpol shows the extent to which the Kremlin cynically subverts the purpose of the international police cooperation body by using it as a tool to targetpersecute businessmen and businesswomen, …

Posted in Europe, Global, Human Rights, Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, RSC Spotlight, Russia, Spotlight
July 14, 2015

Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus

Across British universities, the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, is being prevented from functioning effectively due to widespread student opposition, reveals Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus. This is in part influenced by the narrative of extremist groups targeted …

Posted in Extremism, Policy Paper, Religious Fundamentalism, Report, Research, Spotlight
June 25, 2015

The View from Tehran: Iranian Leaders’ Perspectives on the International Framework Agreement

Discrepancies between the Iranian and American versions of April’s nuclear framework agreement abound, while some Iranian leaders have even categorically denied the validity of the US State Department fact sheet on the framework. With less than a week to go …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Policy Paper, Spotlight
June 17, 2015

The Long Arm of Vladimir Putin

As Russia’s warfare, in Ukraine, continues to threaten peace in Europe, its lawfare goes unnoticed and unpunished. The Long Arm of Vladimir Putin shows the extent to which the Kremlin uses little-known bilateral legal agreements with Western countries to target …

Posted in Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
May 29, 2015

Extradition to the United States: A Long Road to Justice

Although extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the United States are found to be fair and working, the time between the first request for extradition and the last appeal can and should be a much shorter process, finds a …

Posted in CRT Policy Paper, Defence, Extremism, Human Rights, Policy Paper, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United Kingdom, United States
April 10, 2015

Understanding CAGE: A Public Information Dossier

This policy paper reveals the pro-terrorist ideology of the ‘Jihadi John’-sympathising lobby group CAGE and highlights group’s inaccurate claims about government counter-terrorism measures.
Understanding CAGE: A Public Information Dossier examines the ideology, campaigns and support network of the lobby group most commonly …

Posted in Islamism, Policy Paper, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
March 16, 2015

Putin’s Peninsula: Crimea’s Annexation and Deterioration

The organised crime, corruption, and discrimination that is the oxygen of Vladimir Putin’s ‘spoils for the few’ mode of governance have been boosted by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, finds this policy paper by the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry …

Posted in European Union, Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia, Spotlight
March 11, 2015

Hamas Today: An Assessment of Alliances and Capabilities

Despite sustaining significant damage to its infrastructure and capacity for violence during the previous conflict, Hamas in Gaza is once again resurgent – replenishing its weapons stockpiles and resuming construction of its offensive terror tunnel system.
Without counter-measures, it appears highly …

Posted in Defence, Hamas, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Policy Paper, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
February 24, 2015

Community Policing and Preventing Extremism: Lessons from Bradford

Since the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London, police forces nationally have implemented successive counter-radicalisation policies. Community Policing and Preventing Extremism, based on a series of interviews with senior police officers from the West Yorkshire Police and the North East Counter-Terrorism …

Posted in CRT Policy Paper, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Policy Paper, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
February 6, 2015

The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK

Russia is pursuing an aggressive assault on UK institutions, reveals The Henry Jackson Society’s report The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK .  Although President Putin’s use of hard power has been reported at length …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, United Kingdom
January 27, 2015

The State of Democracy After 25 Years: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

Politicians across Central and Eastern Europe risk trampling on the hard-won democratic gains made in the 25 years after the collapse of communism, a new policy paper by the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society has found. Warning …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, European Union, Policy Paper, RSC Policy Paper, Spotlight
October 13, 2014

‘Demilitarising Gaza: Principles, Pitfalls and Implementation’

In line with seeking to further the debate around practical steps towards a two-state solution, The Henry Jackson Society’s latest policy paper addresses the fallout from the recent fighting in Gaza. The British Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition have …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Israel/Palestine, Policy Paper, Spotlight
September 25, 2014

Disrupting Extremists: More Effective Use of Existing Legislation

In raids across London, a total of nine men – including hate preacher Anjem Choudhury – have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, presumed to be al-Muhajiroun. In its first public release, …

Posted in CRT Highlight, CRT Policy Paper, CRT Research, Policy Paper, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
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