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Category Archives: War in Iraq

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May 9, 2011

The West’s Wars in the East: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya

By kind invitation of Julian Lewis MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council of Foreign Relations.  One of the world’s foremost military historians and foreign policy analysts, …

Posted in Event, United Kingdom, United States, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
January 21, 2011

Iraq War: We must move on from questions of legality

Today, Tony Blair finds himself before Sir John Chilcot and the Iraq Inquiry, to account for his decision to take Britain to war against Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Many people, and not just loonies like George Galloway, will feel that it …

Posted in War in Iraq
September 13, 2010

Inside the Beltway: Was Iraq Worth it?

With the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat forces from Iraq, the debate over the Iraq War returned to Washington in early September. In an Oval Office address, President Obama, desperate to pacify a leftwing base that has already abandoned …

Posted in Report, War in Iraq
June 21, 2010

Discussion with Christopher Hill, US Amabassador to Iraq

By kind invitation of Richard Ottaway MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Christopher Hill, US Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Hill has had …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, United States, War in Iraq
June 8, 2010

APPG Event: An Open Discussion with General David Petraeus

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security was pleased be able to host a discussion with General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the United States Central Command. General Petraeus made brief opening …

Posted in Defence, Event, United States, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
December 14, 2009

The Future of Iraq: Internal and External Challenges

By kind invitation of Hugo Swire MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with Ayad Jamal Al-Din, noted Shia theologian and Member of the Iraqi Parliament.  With a view to the upcoming elections and the …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, War in Iraq
July 15, 2009

Iraq’s Anbar ‘Awakening’

By kind invitation of David Anderson MP, who is also the Joint President of Labour Friends of Iraq,  the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion on: “Iraq’s Anbar ‘Awakening’: Lessons for fighting insurgency and winning the peace” …

Posted in Defence, Event, Terrorism & Security, War in Iraq
December 9, 2008

APPG Event: The Surge From the Sharp End- A US Platoon Commander’s Story

By kind invitation of Crispin Blunt MP, the APPG British-Iraq Group has kindly invited Henry Jackson Society members to a discussion with Captain Max Ferguson, to provide to opportunity for a true insight into the ongoing combat in Iraq. Captain Ferguson spoke on his personal …

Posted in Defence, Event, War in Iraq
October 20, 2008

US Foreign Policy and the Legacy of the Bush Doctrine

By kind invitation of David Gauke MP, the Henry Jackson Society hosted a discussion with Dr. Lamont Colucci, author of ‘Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11’ and National Security Studies Co-ordinator at Ripon College, in …

Posted in Event, Terrorism & Security, United States, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
April 17, 2008

A Tale of Two Resignations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
 1.      As has often been claimed, policy differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are very narrow. Where they depart is in their rhetoric.
 2.      But part of this rhetoric has centred on claims for the future of U.S. involvement …

Posted in Defence, Economy, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, United States, War in Iraq
February 26, 2008

HJS Event: On Counterinsurgency: How to triumph in the age of asymmetric warfare

By kind invitation of Bob Laxton MP, the Henry Jackson Society and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy London were delighted to welcome Prof. Martin van Creveld, world renowned military historian and strategist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who provided an analysis of how we can …

Posted in Event, Israel, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq

HJS Event: On Counterinsurgency: How to triumph in the age of asymmetric warfare

By kind invitation of Bob Laxton MP, the Henry Jackson Society and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy London were delighted to welcome Prof. Martin van Creveld, world renowned military historian and strategist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to provide an analysis of how we can …

Posted in Event, Terrorism & Security, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
February 25, 2008

HJS Event: Lessons from Progress in Iraq

By kind invitation of Gisela Stuart MP, the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to welcome Dr. Patrick Clawson, Deputy Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who provided an analysis of the current state of affairs in both countries, and …

Posted in Event, Iran, Middle East, Middle East, Terrorism & Security, War in Iraq
October 1, 2007

After Afghanistan and Iraq, What Future an Interventionist Foreign Policy?

The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion on ‘After Afghanistan and Iraq, What Future an Interventionist Foreign Policy?’, which explored the effect that recent international interventions have had on the foreign policy debate globally, and the impact …

Posted in Event, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
June 29, 2007

Towards the tipping point?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
•    The coalition has achieved some measure of success in each of the campaigns it has launched in Iraq since 2003 and they can in no way be described as abject failures, as critics of the Western presence there …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Iraq, Opinion Editorial, War in Iraq
January 16, 2007

The Iraq ‘Surge’

New year, new Iraq policy. And President Bush’s announcement of a 20,000-troop surge into Baghdad and Anbar province is clearly not the initiative the defeatist ‘pull out of Iraq regardless of the consequences’ lobby has been hoping for. Pinning their …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Middle East, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, War in Iraq
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