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Category Archives: War in Afghanistan

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May 19, 2016

Event summary: ‘Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

by Ruta Valaityte 
On the 19th of May the Henry Jackson Society together with the MP Nus Ghani had the honour to host an event dedicated to empowerment and support of Afghani women.
The event gathered an impressive panel of speakers, all of …

Posted in Event Summaries, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
March 1, 2016

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

Chair: Davis Lewin
Speaker: Dr David Kilcullen, author, strategist and counterinsurgency expert
Tuesday 1st March 2016
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, London
 
Davis Lewin:
What a pleasure it is to see you all at The Henry Jackson Society and without any further of due, …

Posted in Defence, Event Transcript, Extremism, ISIS, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
December 23, 2015

Taliban cannot be allowed victory in Afghanistan: Dr Alan Mendoza

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iran, Uncategorized, War in Afghanistan
November 2, 2015

Shaker Aamer’s release: a victory for justice or a cause for concern?

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan

The release of Shaker Aamer: Robin Simcox on BBC News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan

Britain under pressure to track activities of released Guantanamo prisoner

Originally published in the Daily Telegraph

Britain is under renewed pressure from the United States to track the activities of the final British resident to be released from Guantanamo Bay, as costs to the UK taxpayer spiral to at least £20 …

Posted in News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan
September 25, 2015

Shaker Aamer’s Guantanamo Release A Danger To UK Domestic Security

As the last British detainee at Guantanamo Bay is set to be released to the UK, the Henry Jackson Society has serious concerns that Shaker Aamer could inspire more homegrown jihadis in the UK because of his dangerous associations.
“The United States …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Defence, Extremism, Islamism, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan
August 18, 2015

‘Britain’s 9/11 Wars: Reflections on Iraq, Afghanistan and Britain’s Role in the Middle East’

   
SPEAKERS:
Maj-Gen (ret.) Christopher Elliott CB MBE, Author of “High Command – British Military Leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan”
&
Dr Mike Martin, Author of “An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict”
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 18th August 2015

VENUE: …

Posted in 9/11, Event, Iraq, Middle East, Trans-Atlantic Relations, United Kingdom, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
June 24, 2015

Event Transcript: The Rise of ISIL and Foreign Fighters: How is the Terrorist Threat Evolving?

Dr. Alexander Evans
Coordinator of the al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team
United Nations Security Council
Chaired by George Howarth MP
Wednesday 24th June 2014
House of Commons, London
 
George Howarth, Member of Parliament for Knowsley
Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
I am George Howarth; I should begin by …

Posted in Event Transcript, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
November 21, 2014

What will happen to the women of Afghanistan?

Originally published in Prospect
‘With British forces leaving the last UK base in Afghanistan, a new fight for control between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Taliban is about to begin. On one side, women’s freedom is essential in …

Posted in CRT Editorial, CRT Highlight, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
October 27, 2014

Davis Lewin explains why Afghanistan was worthwhile on BBC 5 Live

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, War in Afghanistan

Davis Lewin on BBC Merseyside explains why the war in Afghanistan was necessary

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Democracy & Development, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, War in Afghanistan

Davis Lewin joins BBC Radio Wales discussing Afghanistan withdrawal

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan

Dr Alan Mendoza interviewed in Al Jazeera’s “War on Terror” documentary

Posted in 9/11, Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
December 23, 2013

The Presumption of Innocence: Difficulties in Bringing Suspected Terrorists to Trial

New report uncovers why not all terror suspects can be prosecuted
The Presumption of Innocence, by Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Robin Simcox, looks at the variety of reasons why the state has not always been able to try terror suspects. …

Posted in 9/11, Defence, Human Rights, Islamism, Report, Terrorism & Security, United States, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
July 16, 2012

Surge in Afghan honour killings is a sign of things to come

Women murdered in so-called ‘honour killings’ in Afghanistan has more than doubled since last year.
Afghanistan’s independent human rights commission has found that, of the 52 girls and women murdered in the past four months, 42 were ‘honour killings’. This shows …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Religious Fundamentalism, The Scoop, War in Afghanistan
July 3, 2012

Audio: Alan Mendoza on BBC Liverpool

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Posted in Asia, Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Event Audio, Islamism, War in Afghanistan
June 26, 2012

The real ‘War on Women’ is being waged in Afghanistan

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have accused one another of waging a “war on women” in America. But both are silent on the real war against women being waged by the Taliban in Afghanistan. With the 2014 deadline for the withdrawal …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, War in Afghanistan
March 28, 2012

Ending the war in Afghanistan would be to wage a war against women

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) this week has shown how hundreds of women and girls are being imprisoned for committing “moral crimes” including running away from forced marriages, rape or domestic violence.  Almost half of all women …

Posted in Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, The Scoop, War in Afghanistan
March 12, 2012

Should NATO negotiate with the Taliban unconditionally?

THERE comes a point in almost every insurgency conflict when full negotiations between the opposing sides become necessary and proper. In Afghanistan, that point has not yet arrived.
It is important to state just how dangerous the imposition of an unconditional …

Posted in War in Afghanistan
March 9, 2012

Afghanistan Now: ‘The People Do Not Want to Go Back’

Near the end of the September Republican debate in Tampa, Florida, Sahar Hekmati, an Afghan-American woman, posed a difficult question to the presidential aspirants gathered onstage: “As the next president of the United States, what will you do to secure …

Posted in War in Afghanistan
January 13, 2012

At last. A story out of Afghanistan that’s music to the ears.

Amidst the seemingly endless conflict that continues to define Afghanistan, both in actuality and in the eyes of the world, it is encouraging to read a story once in a while that documents how some people, somewhere in the country, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, The Scoop, War in Afghanistan
January 10, 2012

The Whitewashing of Britain’s Guantanamo Bay Detainees

I had never heard of anyone having their limbs blown off while trying to buy property until I learned of Tarek Dergoul, the former British Guantánamo Bay detainee.
He says he was innocently trying to buy a villa in Afghanistan after 9/11 when it was …

Posted in 9/11, Human Rights, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, War in Afghanistan
January 3, 2012

Taliban to set up liaison office in Qatar

The Taliban have confirmed that they will be setting up a liaison office in Qatar—a measure accepted by President Hamid Karzai after facing pressure from the US—to aide future peace negotiations with the international community.
For the American’s and Afghans, the …

Posted in Islamism, Pakistan, Qatar, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop, War in Afghanistan
November 28, 2011

The challenge facing Britain’s new Defence Secretary

A strategic briefing on the arrival of the new Defence Secretary and the outlook for the British military.

Posted in Briefing, Defence, Middle East, United Kingdom, War in Afghanistan
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