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Category Archives: Democracy & Development

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December 23, 2016

From Brexit to Trump: Giving the Elites a Hard Kick

Originally published by Majalla
The two big electoral events of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president—were seemingly conjoined from the moment the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That historic day in June was …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom, United States
October 19, 2016

There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

Originally published by The Spectator
Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas — already dubbed ‘fight night’ — looks …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States

Ecuador Justified in Preventing Julian Assange’s Attempts to Subvert U.S. Democracy with Stolen Material

The restrictions placed by the Ecuadorian Embassy on Julian Assange’s internet access are entirely reasonable because of his repeated willingness to distribute stolen material.
 Mr Assange has a long track record of stealing and distributing information, peddling conspiracy theories, and casting …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Global, Press Release, United Kingdom, United States | Tagged

Dr Andrew Foxall on Sky News discussing how the West should respond to Putin’s Russia

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, RSC News Releases, Russia, Terrorism & Security

Dr Alan Mendoza speaks to Wall Street Journal about no-fly zone over Syria

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security
October 17, 2016

Eastwood’s selective style of tolerance could lead to problems for SDLP in future

Originally published by The Belfast Times
The second, a few days ago, apropos various remarks of Donald Trump, explained: “As leader of the SDLP and the progressive nationalist tradition on this island, I will not give any support to such an administration, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States

Event: ‘The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 17th October 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Dr Brian Klass, Fellow, London School of Economics; author, The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 16, 2016

Stop the War linked to Putin puppets

Originally published by The Sunday Times
An organisation funded by the Kremlin to undermine the West has named Stop the War, the hard-left group chaired until last year by Jeremy Corbyn, as its official UK partner.

Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
October 15, 2016

Stop the War chief accused of hypocrisy

Originally published by The Times
The deputy leader of the Stop the War Coalition has refused to protest at the Russian embassy although has often been spotted demonstrating outside the Israeli and American missions.

Davis Lewin, of the Henry Jackson Society think tank, …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia

Lights, camera, politics: the triumph of showbiz over argument

Originally published by the Spectator
At the end of Sunday night’s US presidential debate, the moderators snuck in a final question from a slightly shell shocked looking member of the audience. After an hour and a half of brutal, bitter exchanges, a …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
October 14, 2016

Now Russia’s Grip on UK Politics Is Obvious. But It’s Always Been There

Originally published by Heat Street
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson raised more than a few eyebrows when he called for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s embassy in response to the Kremlin’s war crimes in Syria.
But the Foreign Secretary’s comments were soon overshadowed …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 13, 2016

Kyle Orton speaks about Syria to BBC Radio Oxford

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’

On Monday 3rd October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Branko Milanovic to discuss his book Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Unsurprisingly the talk focused on global inequality, its history, how it has shifted in the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Summaries
October 12, 2016

If Stop The War wants peace, why does it indulge Russia’s wars?

Originally published by New Statesman
Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Aleppo achieved little with regards to the establishment of no-fly zone over the besieged Syrian city, but it was notable for the foreign secretary’s call for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, United Kingdom
October 3, 2016

Event: ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’

TIME: Monday 3rd October 2016, 17:00-18:00
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study Center; Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York
For a summary of this event click here
What dynamics drive …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event, Global, Technology, Upcoming Events
October 2, 2016

Leaflet ‘handed out at east London mosque’ tells Muslims to kill all who insult the prophet

Originally published by Standard
A senior member of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign team has called on people to break anti-terrorism laws.

Prevent has been widely criticised for being heavy-handed but Rupert Sutton, of the Henry Jackson Society, an anti-extremist think tank, said: “Calling …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Democracy & Development, Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 27, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Human Rights, Russia, Terrorism & Security

Event Transcript: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Transcript, Nigeria
September 25, 2016

Why Does Trump Like Dictators?

Originally published by Weekly Standard
Donald Trump likes dictators and likes to be liked by them. After meeting Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last week, Trump called Sisi “a fantastic guy,” gushing, “he took control of Egypt. And he really took control …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United States
September 20, 2016

Event: ‘The Challenge of Corruption in Nigeria’

Professor Abdullahi Shehu, Former Director General of The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and Professor of Criminology, National Open University of Nigeria
TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 20th September 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event, Nigeria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 14, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 13th September, by kind invitation of Henry Smith MP, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter to discuss his book: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep.’ The book covers the rise of authoritarianism in …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Terrorism & Security
September 13, 2016

Event: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 13th September 2016
VENUE: [Please note change in room] Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: 
David Satter, Author, The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep; Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute; Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights, RSC Event, RSC Spotlight, Russia, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
September 6, 2016

B’Tselem spokesperson on Israel, human rights and whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
June 21, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Development Investment over Development Aid – How the Private Sector can Profitably Contribute to Poverty Eradication’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Transcript
June 8, 2016

Event: ‘Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Wednesday 8th June 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 21, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Michael Mandelbaum, Author of ‘Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era’ and Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, School …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, RSC Event, Russia, Spotlight, United States
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