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March 17, 2016

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
#HJSevents
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    
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The threat from weapons of mass destruction remains …

Posted in Defence, Event, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
December 10, 2015

Audio: ‘Global Terrorism and the Palestinian Cause: how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been hijacked by extremism’

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Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Hamas, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

Audio: ‘The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency’

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Posted in Defence, Event Audio, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 9, 2015

Douglas Murray vs Will Self On The Big Political Stories Of 2015

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Democracy & Development, Economy, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Media, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

Why UK Politicians Should Support Syria Action: Tom Wilson on NTN24 in Latin America

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
December 2, 2015

EXTENDING AIR STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE NECESSARY BUT ASSAD’S REMOVAL KEY TO ENDING THE WAR IN SYRIA

LONDON – 2nd December 2015
The Henry Jackson Society welcomes the debate Members of Parliament will be having later today on extending air strikes against Islamic State into Syria, and for a vote which will decide whether Britain will finally participate …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 1, 2015

The Case for British Intervention

Originally published in Commentary Magazine
Last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron went before Parliament to request support for the UK joining airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. There could well be a vote within the week. This, however, is not …

Posted in Defence, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
November 27, 2015

Cameron warns UK must act in Syria now

Originally published in Rudaw
LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK cannot wait for a political settlement in Syria before taking military action against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the country.

Alan Mendoza of the Henry Jackson Society said: …

Posted in Defence, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

What Next For Syria? Tom Wilson on France 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: Global Terrorism and the Palestinian Cause

On 26th November, The Henry Jackson Society hosted ‘Global Terrorism and the Palestinian Cause: how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been hijacked by extremism’ featuring Yossi Shain, Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science, Tel Aviv University.
Professor Shain opened the talk by …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
November 26, 2015

Will Russia retaliate against Turkey? Andrew Foxall on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Event Transcript: ‘The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency’

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Posted in Arab Spring, Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Extremism, Global, Iraq, Islamism, Israel, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
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