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March 23, 2017

Analysis: ‘The Caliphate is Crumbling Yet Islamic State’s Foreign Reach is Increasing’

Just after 2:30pm yesterday afternoon, a terrorist mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge before jumping out near Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death. Three people were murdered, forty were injured, and the attacker was shot …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
March 21, 2017

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society and its Student Rights campaign, Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies, analyses the speaker policies of 76 English universities to assess the extent to which the higher education sector …

Posted in Publication, Spotlight
March 20, 2017

Extremism in the Community: The Case of Shakeel Begg

Shakeel Begg, described in court by a judge as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”, has established himself as an influential figure within numerous public bodies and groups – even after the ruling, where he lost a …

Posted in CRT Report, Publication, Spotlight
March 18, 2017

Analysis: ‘Western Allies and Terrorism Financing’

The United States Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that it had designated Muhammad Hadi al-Anizi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) due to his fundraising for, and facilitating the travel of, terrorists on behalf of al-Qaeda in Syria (AQS). This …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
March 16, 2017

Analysis: ‘Repression Increases in the Syrian Kurdish Areas’

The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian front of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is the leading group in the administration of the Kurdish areas in north-eastern Syria. The PYD and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
March 10, 2017

Analysis: ‘Outcome Uncertain as American Involvement in Syria Deepens’

American ground forces are getting more deeply entangled in Syria as the offensive to push the Islamic State (IS) out of its de facto capital city, Raqqa, approaches. It remains unclear exactly which actors in Syria these troops will be …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
March 9, 2017

Dr Andrew Foxall provides evidence to House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic

Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at HJS provided written evidence to the House of Commons’ Defence sub-Committee on the Arctic.
Dr Foxall’s research has covered potential threats to Western security in the region.
You can read his submissions …

Posted in Russia, Spotlight
March 7, 2017

Statement from Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who had hoped to be on the panel for today’s launch of the Islamist Terrorism report, issued the following statement:
“This report provides a factual, impartial and highly useful resource for many working in counter terrorism and counter …

Posted in Spotlight
March 6, 2017

Event: ‘Populism and Policy: A Watershed Moment?’

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, 6th March 2017

VENUE: Committee Room 15, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Dr Charles Kupchan
Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University

For a summary of this event click here
The Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, and …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 5, 2017

Infographic: Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Click here to see an infographic based on the conclusions of our report, ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998 – 2015)‘.
Sources for the infographic can be found the full report, which is available for purchase …

Posted in CRT Research, Infographics, Spotlight

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015), a new research project from The Henry Jackson Society, presents the most comprehensive ever overview of the threat from Islamism-inspired terrorism in the United Kingdom.
Islamist terrorism remains the principal …

Posted in CRT, CRT Highlight, CRT Report, CRT Research, Publication, Research, Spotlight
March 4, 2017

Analysis: ‘The West Helped the Assad Regime and Its Allies Take Palmyra’

For the second March in a row, the Islamic State (IS) was driven from control of Palmyra this week in an operation led by Iranian ground forces and supported by Russian airstrikes—the actual instruments of power that remain to the …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
March 1, 2017

Analysis: ‘The Fall of Al-Bab and the Road to Raqqa’

The Syrian opposition, backed by Turkey, pushed the Islamic State out of al-Bab, its last important Syrian stronghold outside of its capital, Raqqa, on 23 February. Important as this victory was, even more important is the aftermath, which now pits …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 27, 2017

Analysis: ‘Al-Qaeda’s Deputy Killed in Syria’

Last night it was reported that al-Qaeda’s overall deputy, Abu Khayr al-Masri, had been killed by the U.S.-led Coalition in Syria with a drone strike. This was soon seemingly confirmed by pro-Qaeda channels, and Abu al-Khayr was said to have …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 24, 2017

Analysis: ‘U.S. Treasury Targets Al-Qaeda in Syria’

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday imposed sanctions on two senior operatives associated with al-Qaeda in Syria (AQS). This is undoubtedly part of the escalating campaign against AQS. The two men are interesting on their own account, however, and give a …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 21, 2017

Analysis: ‘The Need for Caution in Releasing Guantanamo Inmates’

Since the offensive against Mosul, the Iraqi capital of the Islamic State (IS), began five months ago, IS has expended a high number of lives quite deliberately in suicide attacks. One of the suicide-attacks conducted on 20 February 2017 was …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 7, 2017

Event: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood – A Firewall Against Terrorism?’

TIME: 7th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Steven Merley
Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch Daily
To RSVP, or for any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
The Muslim Brotherhood has come under great scrutiny since the …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 6, 2017

Event: ‘An Assessment of the Trump Presidency: 17 Days In’

TIME: 6th February, 18:00 – 19:00
VENUE: Committee Room tbc, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Kenneth R. Weinstein
President and CEO, Hudson Institute
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
We are only a matter of …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 4, 2017

Analysis: ‘How the Islamic State Claims Terrorist Attacks’

With the attempted terrorist attack using machetes at the Louvre museum in Paris yesterday by Abdullah Reda al-Hamamy, whose social media history shows statements at least sympathetic to the Islamic State (IS), it raises once again the question, making no …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 1, 2017

Analysis: ‘Kuwaiti Islamic State Military Official Killed in Syria’

In September 2014, Kuwait undertook a series of raids against terrorists loyal to the Islamic State (IS). It was found by authorities that one of the “great influence[s]” over the jihadi-Salafists in Kuwait was Abdulmuhsin al-Taresh. Al-Taresh was an important …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
January 31, 2017

Event: ‘Struggling Over Israel’s Soul’

TIME: 31st January, 17:30 – 18:30
VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

SPEAKER
Major General Elazar Stern MK
Author: Struggling Over Israel’s Soul
To view a summary of this event click here
To view a transcript of this event click here
Over …

Posted in Event, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 26, 2017

Event: ‘Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict’

TIME: 26th January 2017, 12:00 – 13:00
VENUE: Committee Room Six, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 2011-2014
For a summary of this event click here
There is a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 25, 2017

Event: ‘Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump’

TIME: 25th January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 3a, House of Lords,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ambassador Arthur Koll
Former Deputy Director-General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
As …

Posted in Event, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 24, 2017

Event: ‘Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump’

TIME: 24th January 2017, 18:00 – 19:00
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society,26th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS
Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Director, Chatham House, British Ambassador to Russia, 1995-2000
David Satter, Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute, Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
CHAIR
David …

Posted in CRT Event, Event, Russia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 23, 2017

Event: ‘A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age’

DATE: 23rd January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Daniel J Levitin
Author, A Field Guide to Lies
James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, Montreal
To attend please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/jdf7p6z
For a …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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