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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
October 5, 2016

New HJS Research Identifies Organised Campaign to Undermine the Prevent Strategy

A new report 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’ strand of …

Posted in CRT Report, Publication
September 15, 2016

An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now

The Henry Jackson Society’s new study demonstrates clear continuity between old al-Qaeda networks and current Islamic State cells, with overlapping personnel and similar backgrounds. It raises questions about whether such similarities could have helped identify the development of the new …

Posted in CRT Highlight, CRT Report, Publication, Spotlight
August 11, 2016

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

Read the report here
The report’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 elements of the …

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Publication
July 29, 2016

Profiles of Islamic State Leaders

The Henry Jackson Society has released a report which provides the most comprehensive compilation yet of what is known about the Islamic State’s leadership. The report provides detailed profiles and biographical details of the key figures within the caliphate’s government, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Publication, Syria
July 14, 2016

The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions

LONDON – 14 JULY 2016
On the anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran, a new publication – The Iran Deal a Year On: Assessing Iranian Ambitions – by The Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Iran, Publication
June 17, 2016

How the Iran Entente Caused the Syria Crisis

In the last few years, the United States has resolved to reduce its “footprint” in the Middle East, and has conceived of détente with Iran as the means of accomplishing this. If the Islamic Republic could be drawn into the …

Posted in CRT Report, Iran, Publication, Spotlight, Syria
May 25, 2016

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

LONDON – 24th May 2016 
A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks.
The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers …

Posted in Defence, Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Technology
May 17, 2016

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in the Palestinian Authority: An Essential Step for Progress in the Region

LONDON – 17 MAY 2016
Today The Henry Jackson Society launches an important new study by Palestinian human rights advocate Bassem Eid, detailing the extensive and serious range of abuses of human rights and civil liberties that have been committed by the Palestinian …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Press Release, Publication
May 11, 2016

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

Towards A Coherent Western Policy On The Syrian War

Read the interactive report 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 470,000 people …

Posted in ISIS, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
January 5, 2016

What is the Russian for Facebook?

The“weaponization of information”, the use of information for military purposes, is nothing new. In Russia today it is an imperative: if you work as a journalist, you are a combatant in the information war, and you won’t be allowed to …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Publication, Research, RFE/RL Translations, Russia Studies Centre
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 report, ‘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 9,000 …

Posted in Defence, Publication, RSC Report, 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 Report, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Publication, 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, Publication, 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, Publication, 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, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
September 29, 2015

“We Will Conquer Your Rome:” A Study of Islamic State Terror Plots in the West

The Islamic State (IS) presently controls significant amounts of land throughout Iraq and Syria. However, its ambitions are not restricted to this territory. Within days of announcing its ‘Caliphate’, the self-appointed ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi vowed that IS would eventually …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Intel & Cyber Security, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, Research, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
September 1, 2015

A Flawed Deal: An Assessment Of The Iranian Nuclear Agreement

This latest report 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. The center’s …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Publication, Terrorism & Security

After Crimea: Towards a New British Geostrategy for Eastern Europe?

The United Kingdom, as NATO’s primary European underwriter, must re-assess its defence policy in light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s other destabilising activities along the Alliance’s eastern flank, finds a new report by The Henry Jackson Society.
Released …

Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
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, Publication, RSC Report, RSC Spotlight, Russia, Spotlight
July 14, 2015

Britain’s Forgotten Women: Speaking to Survivors of ‘Honour’-Based Abuse

Survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage have chosen to leave their families behind, often as a means of staying alive. In doing so, they form part of a new scattered community of disowned human beings who are vulnerable and …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight

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, Publication, Religious Fundamentalism, 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, Publication, 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 Publication, RSC Report, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
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