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September 6, 2017

Russia’s militarisation of the Arctic accelerating

The true scale of Russia’s military activities in the Arctic have been revealed in a new policy paper from The Henry Jackson Society’s Russia Studies Centre.
“Russia’s Policies towards a Changing Arctic“ describes Russia’s dramatic militarisation of the Arctic since 2014, …

Posted in Press Release, Publication, Russia, Terrorism & Security | Tagged , ,
August 29, 2017

As the caliphate crumbles, Taliban steals ISIS’ tactics to target women

A glossy women’s magazine has hit virtual newsstands, its front cover splashed with the image of a woman, veiled from head to toe, walking off into a yellow-hued desert.
But, unlike other fashion or beauty publications, this one has a niche …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
August 23, 2017

How Do Security Services Conduct a Man Hunt?

Less than a week after Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van along the crowded boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130, all 12 suspects are now either dead or in custody. So how did …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Spain
August 21, 2017

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
August 20, 2017

Spain attacks: Terrorists were planning to hit multiple targets

The terrorist cell behind the attacks in Spain was planning a series of devastating assaults, potentially including a large-scale truck bomb, investigators revealed yesterday.

Tom Wilson, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said the horror was another indicator that …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
July 26, 2017

Pushback: Why the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Should Keep Chinese Investors at Bay

By John Hemmings
There has been a dramatic shift of investment into the West, which may have a deep impact on U.S. security and the country’s future way of life. According to a report recently published by the Henry Jackson Society, China is …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Technology
July 17, 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 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
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
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
Steven Merley
Editor, Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch Daily
To RSVP, or for any further information, please email
The Muslim Brotherhood has come under great scrutiny since the …

Posted in Event, Islamism, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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