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September 13, 2016

REVEALED: UK ‘totally ill-equipped’ to deal with Russia nuke threat

Relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin are on a knife edge as NATO forces prepare for a potentially catastrophic conflict in the Baltic.
And Putin is preparing the Motherland for nuclear devastation, building scores of new bunkers, bombs and space weapons …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Putin declare war, says expert

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Vladimir Putin declare war, an expert has warned.
According to latest figures, Vladimir Putin could call upon 7,300 nuclear weapons, while Theresa May has just 215 in the UK’s …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia
September 12, 2016

Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France

Donald Trump wants to build a “big, beautiful wall” to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it.
The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French …

Posted in Defence, Europe, European Union, Human Rights, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
August 29, 2016

Kim’s missile supermarket: North Korea will sell nukes to anyone – even ISIS

Multiple missile tests have been ordered by Kim Jong-un in recent months in a bid to boost the range of his rockets.
The defiant North Korean also detonated a hydrogen bomb in January and restarted the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

Kyle Orton, a …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, Terrorism & Security
August 1, 2016

Alan Mendoza on Sky News debating Trident

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Nuclear Weapons
July 20, 2016

Event Summary ‘The Black Door: The evolving relationship between Britain’s secret services and the Prime Minister’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Wednesday 20th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 6, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Richard Aldrich, Author, The Black Door, and Professor of International Security, the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
For …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Spotlight, United Kingdom
July 12, 2016

Permanent Court of Arbitration Strikes Down China’s ‘Nine-Dash Line’ Claims

UK will need to help efforts to defend international rule of law in light of China’s threats to ignore ruling.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and security thinktank – recognises the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling …

Posted in Asia, China, Defence, Press Release
July 6, 2016

Chilcot Inquiry’s Future Impact as Important to UK National Interests as its Past Conclusions

LONDON – 6th July 2016
Report must not be used to score political points or to stop UK exercising hard power in event of a future conflict that requires our intervention
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq
June 21, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘United Nations Secretary-General Selection: The Role of the Secretary-General in Russia vs the West’

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Posted in Defence, Event Transcript, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations
May 25, 2016

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

LONDON – 24th May 2016 
A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks.
The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers …

Posted in Defence, Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Technology
March 17, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Maritime Security in Asia: Chinese Sea Power and the East China Sea, a Japanese Perspective’

By Leonard Behrans
On the 17th of March, Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda presented a talk about the continued pressure China was exerting on its neighbours in the South China Sea, particularly Japan. The event was chaired by Julian Knight MP and was …

Posted in Asia, China, Defence, Event Summaries, Japan, Spotlight

Putin leaves behind huge military infrastructure to restart war against ISIS ‘at any time’

Originally posted in The Daily Express. 
The first Russian warplanes arrived home today after Moscow’s shock announcement that its jets would begin departing after a five-and-a-half-month bombing campaign.
The Russian president claimed it was “mission accomplished” and time to draw down forces in a …

Posted in Defence, Middle East, Middle East, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework’

On the 16th March, Dr Diane Webber, a British solicitor and Non Resident Associate Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, delivered a talk titled after her new book ‘Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework’. The event was …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Global, Human Rights, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
March 16, 2016

Event: ‘Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework’

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00, Wednesday 16th March 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 18, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr Diane Webber
Author of Preventive Detention of Terror Suspects: A New Legal Framework
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
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Terrorist attacks around the world have …

Posted in Defence, Event, Extremism, Spotlight
March 1, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror’

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Posted in Defence, Event Transcript, Extremism, ISIS, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
January 7, 2016

ISIS’s Newest British Recruiter

Published in Commentary Magazine
ISIS finally appears to be losing significant areas of territory. Along with Iraqi forces recapturing Ramadi, the group is believed to have been forced to retreat from as much as 40 percent of the ground it held …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Global, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 21, 2015

The Establishment Is In Denial — Yet Again

Originally published in Standpoint Magazine
There is a convention in British journalism that whenever the House of Commons holds a long debate on a matter of war, it is said to have “risen to the occasion”. MPs are then ordinarily reported …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
December 17, 2015

Stick to Sanctions on Russia

Originally published in The New York Times
Ukraine and Russia are still at war. Since the Minsk II peace agreement came into effect on Feb. 15, nearly 400 Ukrainian soldiers and more than 200 civilians have been killed. Many more may …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia, The Square, Ukraine

An Impossible Standard for Israel

Originally published in Commentary 
The debate about where the moral culpability lies for the casualties that resulted from the recent conflicts in Gaza is one that has been engaged in repeatedly, and is no doubt one that will be repeated the …

Posted in Defence, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Media, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia are still at war. The Henry Jackson Society’s latest report, ‘The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia’, assesses the implications and effectiveness of the Minsk II Agreement. More than 9,000 …

Posted in Defence, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Ukraine
December 16, 2015

Audio: The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

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Posted in Arab Spring, Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Extremism, Hamas, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Rethinking Cybersecurity: Threats and Challenges in 2016

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons, Westminster, London
SPEAKERS:
Mark Brown,  Executive Director – Cyber Security & Resilience, Ernst & Young LLP
Daniel Selman, Cyber Industry Deputy Head, Ministry Of Defence
Dr Lydia Kostopoulos, Assistant Professor, Institute of …

Posted in Defence, Event, Intel & Cyber Security, Technology, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Events

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
#HJSEvents
As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
December 15, 2015

Event Summary: Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath

On the 14th December, The Henry Jackson Society hosted “Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath” featuring Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-proliferation at the US Department of State.
Mr. Countryman began the event by …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Religious Fundamentalism, Technology, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
December 14, 2015

Defusing Global Nuclear Threats: The Iran Deal and its Aftermath

SPEAKER: 
Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State
TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Monday 14th December 2015
VENUE: Committee Room 11, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
#HJSEvents
The threat from weapons of mass destruction remains …

Posted in Defence, Event, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
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