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April 13, 2012

Resetting the Reset

For all his pretensions of being a “transformative” president, Barack Obama’s foreign policy prescriptions are rooted in a deeply conservative and nostalgic tradition. When it comes to Russia, the tradition this White House channels most is that of Richard Nixon. …

Posted in RSC Editorial, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations
March 15, 2012

Peter Oborne espouses dangerous, delusional and factually incorrect views on the UK-US Alliance

I suppose we should stop being shocked by Peter Oborne’s ability to be wrong, but yesterday’s Daily Telegraph article on the US-UK special relationship is exceptional even by his standards.
Oborne’s gripe is that Britain has stuck too closely to US foreign policy …

Posted in Trans-Atlantic Relations
March 14, 2012

Is the “Special Relationship” still important?

As President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron said recently of the UK-US relationship, “we count on each other and the world counts on our alliance”.
Across a broad spectrum of critical policy areas, from the economy, to Afghanistan, to …

Posted in The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations
February 2, 2012

Where there’s a Willard, there’s a way!

Since Newt Gingrich has been so interested in space lately, allow me to make the following pun. Last night was one small step backwards for Newt Gingrich – one giant leap forward for Mitt Romney.
What I mean by this is that …

Posted in North America, The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States | Tagged , , , , , ,
November 24, 2011

Why Putin’s return is not good news for Obama

If you want to learn the mood of the Kremlin, you need only watch Russian television. Even privately owned channels tend to be owned by close allies of Vladimir Putin, and such is certainly the case with REN TV, the …

Posted in Defence, Middle East, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square, Trans-Atlantic Relations
November 17, 2011

Libya and the Arab Spring: A Slow Start for the West

By kind invitation of Daniel Kawczynski MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory and former Special Advisor to the US Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, who …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations
October 13, 2011

NATO: The US View

By kind invitation of Julian Lewis MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with W. Bruce Weinrod, formerly the US Secretary of Defense Representative to Europe and Defence Advisor for the US Mission to NATO. Mr Weinrod addressed key defence issues …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Event, Middle East, North America, Trans-Atlantic Relations
September 14, 2011

The Transatlantic Alliance in the 21st Century

By kind invitation of Tobias Ellwood MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Dr Stanley Sloan, Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative and Dr Stephen Flanagan, Senior Vice President and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at …

Posted in Defence, Europe, Event, Middle East, North America, Trans-Atlantic Relations
September 12, 2011

The Future of NATO at a Time of Austerity

By kind invitation of James Morris MP, The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security were pleased to host a meeting with Dr. Richard Hooker. Currently Dean at NATO Defence College, Dr Hooker has previously held a number of distinguished positions in institutions …

Posted in Defence, Economy, Europe, Event, North America, Trans-Atlantic Relations
June 27, 2011

US finds new partners against al-Qaeda in Yemen.

There are optimistic noises coming out of Yemen regarding any future US policy there. One of the main concerns being voiced within the US was what would happen in the fight against al-Qaeda there once President Saleh gave in to …

Posted in Defence, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States, Yemen
May 25, 2011

The Proof of the Pudding’s in the Eating

What have they done with President Obama? And who was that guy who delivered the inspirational speech in Westminster Hall just now?
 
The political metamorphosis undergone by the US president in recent months feels like something out of that film Dave, where …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Libya, The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States, War in Afghanistan
May 9, 2011

The morality of assassinating al-Qaeda

It has been reported that Anwar al-Awlaki, a top al-Qaeda (AQ) commander in Yemen, narrowly avoided meeting the same end as Osama bin Laden last week. U.S. armed drone strikes in Yemen killed two brothers known to shelter AQ militants, …

Posted in Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, Trans-Atlantic Relations, Yemen
December 20, 2010

UN-Fit For Purpose?: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the UN

By kind invitation of Colonel Bob Stewart MP, The Henry Jackson Society iwas pleased to host a panel discussion on The future of the United Nations with Lord Hannay, former UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Dr Dan Plesch, …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Trans-Atlantic Relations
July 14, 2010

The U.S. Perspective on Afghanistan and Iran

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, the Henry Jackson Society was proud to host Nicholas Burns, retired American diplomat and currently Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Nicholas Burns spoke about the …

Posted in Event, Iran, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States, War in Afghanistan
March 10, 2010

Europe and America – Worlds Apart?

By kind invitation of Frank Cook MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Professor Peter Baldwin, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Baldwin is an expert in US and …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
January 26, 2010

Terror Finance and the Transatlantic Relationship

By kind invitation of Ben Wallace MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Jonathan Schanzer, a former counterterrorism analyst for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the …

Posted in Defence, Event, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations
January 25, 2010

APPG Event: Lecture by US Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic & International Security was pleased to be able to host a discussion with the Hon. William J. Lynn III, US Deputy Secretary of Defense. Deputy Secretary Lynn spoke …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Event, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations
October 28, 2009

APPG Event: Dr Wilfried Martens

By kind invitation of Derek Twigg MP, Wilfried Martens,  a Prime Minister of Belgium for 10 years and President of the EPP since 1990, spoke on the past and future of the EPP, Britain’s role in Europe and the Trans-Atlantic …

Posted in Europe, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations
April 22, 2009

APPG Event: The USA and Europe: Drifting Apart or Coming Together?

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart, MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic & International Security was pleased to host a discussion with Dr. Jamie Shea, Director of Policy Planning, NATO Headquarters.
In a town hall meeting on Friday evening, Obama firmly …

Posted in Europe, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
March 24, 2009

A Transatlantic Approach to Human Rights in the Era of Obama

By kind invitation of John Grogan MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Geoffrey Harris, Head of the Human Rights Unit at the European Parliament, to assess the possibilities for a transatlantic …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
March 4, 2009

APPG Event: The New Balance of World Power

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart, MP, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security hosted a discussion with The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE PC.  Lord Ashdown spoke on the new balance of world …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Economy, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations
February 24, 2009

Transatlantic Security and the New Obama Administration

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group hosted a discussion with the Hon. Joschka Fischer, former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, to address the issue of transatlantic security in the new Obama administration.
Transcript
    One year …

Posted in Europe, Event, Terrorism & Security, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
October 9, 2007

HJS Reception and Dinner

To celebrate the launch of its new website, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to organise a reception and buffet dinner with special guest speaker Dr Irwin Stelzer, hosted by kind invitation of Mrs Yvonne Sherrington.

Dr Stelzer – who has …

Posted in Europe, Event, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United States
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