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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
To attend, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/zfna2wj
For any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
As the Obama administration draws to a close, …

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
If you …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 20, 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
To attend, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/j36p2ez
For any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
There is a humanitarian crisis in …

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
To attend please visit: 
http://tinyurl.com/j7fzm5h
For a summary of this  event click here
America has been the dominant force patrolling …

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
Under Narendra Modi, India has declared that it wishes to become a …

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 …

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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
December 13, 2016

Event: ‘Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit’

TIME: 13th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER
Sir Craig Oliver Author: Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit & former Director of Communications for British Prime Minister David …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 12, 2016

Analysis: ‘Palmyra Shows Why Assad Cannot Be A Counter-terrorism Partner’

The Islamic State (IS) is supposed to be on its way to defeat. IS is under assault in Mosul and the operation to evict it from Raqqa began a month ago. Just this morning, Turkish-backed rebel forces in Syria have …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report

Event: ‘The Black Sea: A New Energy Source for Western Europe?’

DATE: 12th December 2016, 12.30 – 13.30
VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKERS:
David Buchan Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
James Wilson Founding Director, EU Romania Business Society
For a summary of this event …

Posted in Europe, Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 7, 2016

Analysis: ‘The End of the Beginning for the Islamic State in Libya’

The “capital” of the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, Sirte, has fallen to pro-government militias. “Our forces have total control of Sirte,” claimed one spokesman on Monday. “Islamic State’s rule over Sirte is now over,” said another. That was slightly …

Posted in Spotlight, The Orton Report

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

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 30th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Benedict Rogers, Ethan Gutmann and Yaxue Cao to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The discussion was centred on the recently published report by the Conservative Party …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Spotlight

Event Summary: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 29th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss how best to defend the Balfour Declaration to detractors and apologists. The significance of this document could not have …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Spotlight

25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 5th December 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 9,House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist
Vladimir Pastukhov, Doctor of Political Science and Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of …

Posted in Event, RSC Event, Russia, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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