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July 14, 2017

The Iran deal has been in place for two years, but it’s still not working

By Timothy Stafford
In 2015 the then Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that the agreement the UK and other world powers had reached with Iran meant that “the world can be reassured that all Iranian routes to …

Posted in Iran, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
July 13, 2017

Beyond Compliance: Iran and the JCPOA

Iran’s destabilising actions since 2015 have undermined any hope that the country has changed course. That’s the conclusion of “Beyond Compliance- Iran and the JCPOA“, a new report by The Henry Jackson Society to coincide with the two-year anniversary of …

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Press Release, Publication
July 11, 2017

Is the G20 still relevant? Timothy Stafford analyses the issue on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Germany, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States

Tom Wilson discusses far-right extremism on BBC Daily Politics

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Far-Right
July 5, 2017

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, “Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK”, has highlighted the need for a public inquiry into the foreign-based funding of Islamist extremism.
We report on a growing body of evidence on the considerable …

Posted in CRT Report, CRT Research, Extremism, Middle East, Publication, Spotlight
July 4, 2017

We are sleepwalking towards a global war – and Russia and China are enabling it

By John Hemmings
This is not “just another North Korean missile launch”. The “successful” testing of what North Korea’s state news agency KCNA called an “inter-continental ballistic missile” takes the Korean Peninsula one step closer to a conflict that could drag in the world’s great …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
June 19, 2017

Finsbury Park attack is latest example of growing far-right extremist threat

The UK authorities have indicated that the incident at Finsbury Park on Sunday evening was a terrorist attack. While it is too early to be definitive, all the signs point to a terrorist motivated by far-right hatred. The attack appears …

Posted in Extremism, Far-Right, Press Release, United Kingdom | Tagged ,
June 4, 2017

HJS Statement on London Attack

Saturday night’s attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market area is another tragic instance of Islamist terrorism against British citizens. This represents the third such attack this year, following on from the Westminster Bridge and Manchester concert attacks. Our …

Posted in Islamism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
May 31, 2017

Efforts to stamp out Islamism need community support to work

By Nikita Malik
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph.
Last week, towards the end of his journey, Trump visited Belgium. Like its neighbour France, the city has been besieged by Islamist terror attacks that have intensified in recent years. The President’s trip focused …

Posted in CRT, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 23, 2017

Terrorists are growing in ambition. Stopping radicalisation is our only effective defence

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
by Nikita Malik
Writing in the 1970s, Brian Michael Jenkins concluded that “terrorism was theatre”, and that those who perpetrated it “want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead”.
Monday night’s attack in …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security

HJS experts available for comment following Manchester attack

HJS experts available for comment following Manchester attack
At the Henry Jackson Society, we are shocked by the horrific attack in Manchester Arena where 22 people have died and 59 have been injured.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the attack, …

Posted in CRT, Press Release, Terrorism & Security
April 28, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Spotting the signs: Identifying vulnerability to radicalisation among students’

On Thursday April 27th, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Nicola Benyahia, professional counsellor at Families for Life, a support service for those affected by radicalisation of their families and loved ones, and Sean Arbuthnot, the co-founder of Tadris Consultants and …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism

Event Summary: ‘Islamism’

By Oliver James
On the 20th of April the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Tarek Osman, author of Egypt on the Brink and presenter of the BBC series Islam Divided. He was here to discuss his new book Islamism: What it Means …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism
April 27, 2017

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability To Radicalisation Among Students, investigates students who have travelled from the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq.

Those who have fought or trained abroad have been …

Posted in Publication, Terrorism & Security
March 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s web of hate is spreading one of the worst forms of Islam – and this is where it leads

This article originally appeared in The Sun
Its roots lie in the Middle East and its web of hate spreads across the globe. But it is also here in Britain — and growing.
Since Wednesday’s carnage we have learned that 52-year-old Khalid …

Posted in Extremism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia
March 24, 2017

Even if Isis is defeated in Syria and Iraq, its foreign reach has taken on a life of its own

This article originally appeared in the International Business Times 
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, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Terrorism & Security
March 21, 2017

Event: ‘HJS Report Launch – Mitigating the Risks? Compliance with the Prevent Duty on Campus’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 21st March 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 5, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS
Rupert Sutton
Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
Jessica Trahar
Head of Strategic Development,
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Sam Slack
Regional Higher Education Prevent Coordinator,
Department of Education
For a summary …

Posted in Event, Extremism, Far-Right, Islamism, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 7, 2017

Event: HJS Report Launch – ‘Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK’

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00, 7th March 2017
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Speaker Panel
Hannah Stuart
Author, Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK
Senior Research Fellow, Henry Jackson Society
With
The Rt Hon. The Lord Howard of …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
March 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Crisis of Religious Freedom And The Way Beyond’

By Alex Manzoor
On Monday 27th of February the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Professor John Milbank, who is the Director of the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, to discuss the crisis of religious freedom. He began …

Posted in Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism
February 23, 2017

Is America Still the Anchor of European Defense?

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The National Interest  
The recent Munich Security Conference once again highlighted the difference between Americans and Europeans on security matters. Unfortunately for the West, many European leaders—and even some American ones—took the opportunity …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
February 14, 2017

We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

by Emma Webb
Originally published in CapX.
Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh.
She’d been married to him since …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Women's Rights
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 1, 2017

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

By Adam Lomax
On Wednesday 25th January the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Arthur Koll, former Deputy Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations after Obama and during the new Trump presidency. The event was chaired …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine
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 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
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