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February 1, 2018

Event Summary: Emerging Challenges in Cyber Security and Defence: Facing the New Digital Battlefield

On the 16th of January 2018, in collaboration with the Hudson Institute and under the chairmanship of Bob Seely MP, we were delighted to welcome Ambassador Sorin Ducaru for an event titled: “Emerging Challenges in Cyber Security and Defence: Facing …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries
January 12, 2018

Defence secretary ‘horrified’ at military cost-cutting plans that would leave the smallest British army since Napoleonic wars

The defence secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly “horrified” at the extent of proposed cuts by military chiefs that would see Britain’s army pared back to numbers not seen for two centuries.
 A budget shortfall of around £20bn has forced the hand of the …

Posted in Defence, Global Britain Editorial, News Coverage, United Kingdom
December 21, 2017

‘Boost our troops’ Calls for Theresa May to build BIGGER army to underpin EURO security

James Rogers, founding member of The Henry Jackson Society and the Director of Global Britain Programme, said increased defence spending will help underpin European security.
He called for Britain to increase spending to at least three per cent of its GDP …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Un Ejército “incapaz”: nadie habla de la Defensa de UK y es clave para el Brexit

Con el Brexit, el Reino Unido ha prometido convertirse en un “país global”. Sin embargo, en materia de Defensa, su salida de la UE coincide con un momento de preocupante decadencia de las Fuerzas Armadas británicas. La posibilidad de acometer más recortes tiene …

Posted in Defence, European Union, News Coverage
December 15, 2017

The rest of the EU is in debt to the UK when it comes to the defence of Europe

At the end of the Second World War, the situation on the continent was bleak: European civilisation – or what was left of it – was profoundly disturbed and razed almost wholly to the ground. Germany was in abject desolation, …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Britain deserves respect in the Brexit talks given how much it has done to keep Europe safe

By James Rogers
On Tuesday, Philippe Lamberts, the Greens’ representative on the British withdrawal steering group in the European Parliament, denounced the UK as a “gangster”. A few weeks before, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s lead negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal, also fired a …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
December 13, 2017

Report: UK ‘Foots the Bill’ for European Defence, EU has Shortchanged NATO by £338 Billion

Britain has supplemented European Union (EU) defence spending by hundreds of billions over five years, as fellow member states short-changed the NATO defence alliance by £338billion, new research shows.
Spending around £214billion since 2012, the UK accounts for just under a …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

UK BAIL OUT Britain propped up Europe’s defence after other EU states short-changed Nato by £338billion

BRITAIN is propping up Europe’s defence after it emerged other EU states short-changed NATO by an eye-watering £338billion over the last five years.
A new report reveals the UK now accounts for almost a third of all defence spending across the …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

UK props up EU’s defence with £17bn as Germany, Italy and France fail to meet NATO targets

It says member states “shortchanged” their own defence by nearly £340 billion between 2012 and 2016.
But the UK has propped up the protection of Europe by £17billion over the same period, according to the Henry Jackson Society think-tank.
Its report, What …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

MAPPED: The states shortchanging NATO by BILLIONS – with UK propping up EU security

In total EU member states have underfunded NATO by a total of £339 billion over the past five years – a staggering amount.
The shocking report, titled ‘What the European Union owes the United Kingdom’, said Germany was the biggest offender, owing £107 …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

‘They OWE Britain’ EU blasted for portraying UK as ‘pariah state’ to mask its own failures

In a major new report that will shame Brussels the Henry Jackson Society calculated the 27 EU members have underspent on defence and foreign aid pledges by a whopping £489 billion.
Experts conclude the rest of Europe “owes” Britain an astonishing …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Britain’s defence commitments

But a new report by the the think tank the Henry Jackson Society, says that the EU will need British military support in future and this should be a factor in negotiations with Brussels.
The report titled What the European Union owes the …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

What the European Union owes the United Kingdom

Read the full policy briefing here
A policy briefing by The Henry Jackson Society – What the European Union owes the United Kingdom – highlights how European defence is substantially dependent upon the United Kingdom’s financial contributions.
Countries on the European mainland …

Posted in Defence, European Union, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
December 7, 2017

Dr Alan Mendoza on BBC 5Live discussing Boris Johnson’s Comments on the Middle East

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Middle East
December 4, 2017

Beware Prime Minister, the Conservative Party will not tolerate further defence cuts

Those with long memories will recall the Prime Minister, during her campaign to become Tory leader in 2016, promising that “a Conservative government I lead will make a strong defence an important priority”.
Well, it depends what you mean by “a …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage
November 30, 2017

Brexit Britain can chart a new global destiny by spending more on defence

After the short and brutal Prussian war against France in 1870 which consolidated the Hohenzollern dynasty’s German empire, the British Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli warned: “The balance of power has been entirely destroyed, and the country which suffers more and feels …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial

Report argues Britain must ‘invest more in the tools required’ to remain a global power

A new policy paper finds that in order for Britain to maintain a position as a global power; it must invest more in the tools that ensure it can ‘protect itself and prevent conflict’.
The report by the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Post-Brexit Britain MUST boost defence spending to counter new threats, think tank warns

Unveiling its vision for the future of national security in a comprehensive report this week, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) urged the UK to commit more cash to its military in order to cement its future as a world player …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom
November 28, 2017

Against the backdrop of Brexit, the time has come to increase the UK defence budget

Brexit has prompted an urgent and necessary debate on the future British relationship with the European mainland. It has recently brought to mind the observations made by William Gladstone following the Prussian defeat of France in the late 19th century, …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial

Theresa May MUST increase military spending or face ‘darkest days since the Cold War’

A Henry Jackson Society report, seen by Express.co.uk, ordered the Government to dig deeper into public funds to preserve a strong British military.
Author and founding member James Rogers said: “For many years now – the UK has allocated a progressively …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Post-Brexit Britain must spend 3% of GDP on its military to counter global threats says think tank

With infighting raging within the Tory party over proposed cuts to the British military, a report by a leading think tank says that the UK must increase its spending on defence to 3% of GDP to counter rising global threats.
The policy …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, United Kingdom

Spending 2 per cent on defence is not enough

As the government undertakes a reappraisal of the 2015 national defence and security review, the Ministry of Defence is said to be facing another budgetary crisis. Insofar as further efficiency savings are unlikely, there are two options: cutting military capabilities …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial

Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces

A new policy paper by the Henry Jackson Society – “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces” – finds that in order for Britain to position itself as a truly ‘Global’ nation and as uncertainty intensifies across …

Posted in Defence, Publication, Spotlight, United Kingdom
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
October 6, 2017

If Britain Is to Leave the EU, London Must Double-Down on NATO

By Dr John Hemmings and Jack Wright
In his first interview since being elected chairman of the NATO military committee, the UK’s Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attempted to promote the centrality of the military alliance to European defense, stating the European …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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