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Category Archives: Spotlight

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February 17, 2017

Analysis: ‘Liberating Raqqa from the Islamic State’

As the new administration of Donald Trump works through the United States’ options in dealing with Syria, and the Islamic State (IS) specifically, one option apparently under consideration is the use of greater numbers of combat troops to accelerate the …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
February 7, 2017

Analysis: ‘Assad’s Crimes Against Humanity and Trump’s Options in Syria’

Amnesty International released a report today, “Human Slaughterhouse,” documenting the conditions in Sednaya prison, run by the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, which amount to extermination as a crime against humanity. In addition to the deliberately insanitary conditions, routinized …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report

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

Analysis: ‘Al-Qaeda Reshapes the Insurgency in Northern Syria’

A series of clashes broke out on 19 January between al-Qaeda’s rebranded Syrian branch, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (JFS), and its heretofore close ally and portal into the Syrian rebellion, Ahrar al-Sham. By 23 January, JFS had expanded its targets, engaging …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report

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
January 19, 2017

Event: ‘The Decline of U.S. Sea Power’

TIME: 19th January 2017, 12:00 – 13:00
VENUE: Committee Room 2, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster,
London, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKER:
Seth Cropsey
Director, Centre for American Sea Power, Hudson Institution
For a summary of this  event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
America has been …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 18, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Ian Hall on Modi’s India’

By Alex Manzoor
On Tuesday 17th of January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor Ian Hall from the Griffith Asia Institute to discuss Indian foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its adherence to the ‘rules-based order’. He began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, India, Spotlight
January 17, 2017

Event: ‘Modi’s India and the ‘Rules-Based Order’ in the Indo-Pacific’

TIME: 17th January 2017, 17:00 – 18:00
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ian Hall
Acting Director, Griffith Asia Institute
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event click here
Under Narendra Modi, India has …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 16, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 10th January, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Craig Whiteside from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. In an age of an increasingly accessible media, propaganda has become one of the most powerful weapons used by ISIS. …

Posted in Event Summaries, ISIS, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
January 13, 2017

Analysis: ‘International Taboo on Chemical Weapons Frays As U.S. Steps Back’

Yesterday, the United States Treasury Department imposed sanctions on eighteen senior officials in the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The sanctions come in response to reports in August and October 2016 by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
January 11, 2017

Under the Aegis of the Foreign Ministry

Six months ago, Andrey Piontkovsky, in the course one of our conversations, came up with an unexpected hypothesis: that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had ‘spoiled’ Putin. Russian diplomats, in the political analyst’s opinion, are behind Putin’s anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism and, …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
January 10, 2017

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Originally published in the Guardian.
by David Clark
The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.
But …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Spotlight

Event: ‘Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise’

TIME: 10th January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee room 3, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKER: Dr Craig Whiteside, Associate Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
For a summary of this event click here
For a transcript of this event …

Posted in Event, ISIS, Spotlight
January 6, 2017

Analysis: ‘The Assad Regime Admits to Manipulating the Islamic State’

From the beginning of the uprising in Syria in 2011, there have been accusations that Bashar al-Assad’s regime was in a de facto partnership with the Islamic State (IS) against the mainstream opposition. These accusations have a considerable basis in …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report
January 5, 2017

Age of Delirium

Not long ago, American scientists once again turned their attention to the case of Phineas P. Gage, whose strange fate raised the possibility that the brain contains a “moral center.”
On September 13, 1848, Gage, a 25-year-old construction foreman for the …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, RSC Spotlight, Spotlight
December 19, 2016

The Empire of the Presumption of Guilt: How cases are fabricated against the innocent

Russian courts of general jurisdiction acquit in fewer than 1% of cases. In Europe the average figure is around 10%. This does not indicate that the Russian law enforcement system is operating more efficiently than that of the West, just …

Posted in RFE/RL Translations, Spotlight
December 15, 2016

Event: ‘British Policy in Asia: Charting a new post-Brexit strategy’

TIME: 15th December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
VENUE: CPA Room, Westminster Hall,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Professor David Martin Jones Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
Dr. Shanker Singham Trade and Competition …

Posted in Asia, Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 14, 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

TIME: 14th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: House of Commons,Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko Ukrainian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Robert Brinkley CMG Former British Ambassador to Ukraine
Olexiy Solohubenko News Editor: Languages, BBC World Service
To …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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