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Category Archives: War in Iraq

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July 7, 2016

The Future Implications of The Chilcot Report

Rather than solely considering the culpability of former politicians, Chilcot’s implications for the future of British foreign policy ought to be a focus.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) – a London international affairs and security thinktank originally conceptualised as a response …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

Douglas Murray on This Week in response to Chilcot Report

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, War in Iraq
July 6, 2016

Dr Alan Mendoza on Daily Politics after Chilcot Report release

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

Alan Mendoza discussing Chilcot Report on BBC Radio London

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

Iraq war casts long shadow over UK foreign policy

Britain’s war in Iraq, to be examined in a major report due out Wednesday, instilled a deep sense of distrust towards military intervention that still casts a shadow over foreign policy, analysts say.
The decision to join the US-led invasion in …

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, News Coverage, War in Iraq

Chilcot Damning, but not a “Hanging Jury”

LONDON – 6th July 2016

Policymakers must not allow conclusions to distort fact it was an acceptable political decision to go to war and that we must be free to do so again if in the national interest
 
The Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, United Kingdom, War in Iraq

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
July 5, 2016

Henry Jackson Society Statement on the Chilcot Inquiry

LONDON – 5th July 2016

The release of the Chilcot Inquiry report tomorrow will hopefully draw a line under a corrosive debate over Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War of 2003 that is too often misused for contemporary political point-scoring purposes.  …

Posted in Iraq, Press Release, War in Iraq

Dr Alan Mendoza interviewed on SABC news regarding Chilcot Inquiry

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Iraq, United Kingdom, War in Iraq
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
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
February 18, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Iraq After America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance’

This is a summary of an event with Colonel Joel Rayburn, chaired by Robin Simcox, on 18th February 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
On 18th February, Colonel Joel Rayburn, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, United States, War in Iraq

‘Iraq After America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance’

SPEAKER: Colonel Joel Rayburn
Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University, Washington, DC
CHAIR: Robin Simcox
National Security Fellow at The Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism at The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 18 February 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Event, Iraq, Middle East, Spotlight, United States, War in Iraq
January 22, 2015

The First 100 Days of the UK’s Campaign Against the Islamic State

The First 100 Days of the UK’s Campaign Against The Islamic State, launched as foreign ministers from 22 countries committed to fighting the Islamic State (IS) convened in London, examines the volume of the UK’s military activity since its first …

Posted in Briefing, CRT Briefing, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, War in Iraq

Foreign ministers in London must pledge to step up action against Islamic State

New Henry Jackson Society briefing assesses first 100 days of UK involvement in Iraq
As foreign ministers from 22 countries committed to fighting the Islamic State (IS) convene in London to examine their combat strategy, The Henry Jackson Society has released …

Posted in CRT Press Release, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, War in Iraq
October 27, 2014

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
September 10, 2012

Obama attempts to conceal Iraq’s slide into chaos

Last week, President Obama used his speech at the Democrat National Convention to criticise Republican candidate Mitt Romney saying that it was ‘tragic’ to end the war in Iraq.
This was a cheap shot from Obama on a subject he should …

Posted in Iraq, The Scoop, War in Iraq
August 1, 2012

The Islamic State of Iraq

Imagine that an al Qaeda franchise emerged in a war-scarred nation with a fragile government. Imagine that this franchise launched sophisticated, coordinated attacks every four to six weeks, killing dozens—sometimes even hundreds—dwarfing the operational capacity of al Qaeda franchises in …

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, Spotlight, War in Iraq
March 20, 2012

What would it take to intervene in Iraq (again)?

Another 39 – and rising – have been killed in Iraq following a co-ordinated bombing campaign across the country. Bombings took place in Karbala, Baghdad, Kirkuk, Hillah, Mahmoudiyah and several other towns. Al-Qaeda and related Sunni militant groups are almost …

Posted in Iraq, The Scoop, War in Iraq | Tagged
December 15, 2011

Iraq After The War: A Bleak Prognosis

HJS Research Fellow Robin Simcox analyses the situation in Iraq following the American withdrawal, including the influence of Iran and the strength of al-Qaeda.

Posted in Briefing, Democracy & Development, Iran, Islamism, Middle East, War in Iraq
November 4, 2011

The missed opportunities of the Obama presidency

Charles Krauthammer’s latest op-ed in the Washington Post highlights the frustrating array of missed opportunities which have characterised President Obama’s approach to foreign and defence policy—best underscored by the extremely foolish and short-sighted handling of negotiations for a new status-of-forces-agreement (SOFA) with …

Posted in Middle East, The Scoop, United States, War in Iraq
September 15, 2011

9/11 – Ten Years On

A decade on from al-Qaeda’s attacks, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host, by kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, a discussion with Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE. Sir Richard gave first hand expertise on Britain’s role in the War …

Posted in 9/11, Event, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
August 16, 2011

What can the US do to protect Camp Ashraf?

Twenty-five people have reportedly been killed in Camp Ashraf, as one YouTube video shows Iraqi military humvees ploughing into people and Iraqi soldiers firing AK-47s at non-discernible targets. According to one resident, six women were among the slain and another …

Posted in Iran, Islamism, War in Iraq
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