The Centre for the New Middle East

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CNME Briefings:

A Model External Speaker Policy: Assessing the Risks Posed by External Speakers On-campus

The Legal Basis for Targeted Airstrikes Against Islamic State’s British Citizens

The Iran Nuclear Framework Proposals

Britain’s Last Guantánamo Detainee: Who is Shaker Aamer?

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

Banking Restrictions on Extremism-Linked Muslim Groups

Understanding The Islamic State

Endgame in Gaza: Conditions for ending Operation Protective Edge

Iraq: What Now?

Deterring Terror Tactics: Israel’s Kidnap Problem

Terrorism in Nigeria: The Threat from Boko Haram and Ansaru

American Links to Jihadist Combat Abroad

CNME Reports:

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

Egypt, Hamas and Islamic State’s Sinai Province

New HJS Research Identifies Organised Campaign to Undermine the Prevent Strategy

An Alternative to the French Peace Initiative: A way forward for Israel and its Arab neighbours

HJS Welcomes New Associate Fellow Dr Matthew Levitt and New Policy Paper ‘From Tehran’s Twilight Zone’

Towards A Coherent Western Policy On The Syrian War

The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia

Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria

India: Security Challenges and National Responses

Tehran’s Servants: Iraq’s Shia Militias Emerge As The Key Armed Forces Facing IS in Iraq


CNME Staff:

Dr Alan Mendoza

Dr Alan Mendoza is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, and will direct the strategic approach of the new Centre. Alan is a recognised authority on domestic and international security and defence, the transatlantic relationship and Middle East. He is a frequent speaker on various foreign policy topics and makes regular appearances on the BBC, Sky, CNBC, Al-Jazeera, and Bloomberg.


Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is an award-winning author, noted political journalist and outspoken voice on radicalisation and Islam. He serves as Associate Director at The Henry Jackson Society, previously having founded the Centre for Social Cohesion, a think tank studying extremism and terrorism in the UK. Douglas also serves as Associate Editor at the Spectator and columnist for Standpoint, and is regularly called upon by the major media outlets. He is an acclaimed author of books on conservatism, terrorism and national security.


Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is a Fellow at the Centre for the New Middle East at The Henry Jackson Society. He regularly appears in broadcast media, including BBC News and France 24, offering his expertise on issues in the Middle East, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary Magazine, Standpoint, Real Clear Politics, The Jerusalem Post and other outlets. Prior to joining The Henry Jackson Society, he worked as a Tikvah Fellow at Commentary Magazine, where he wrote about political extremism and terrorism in the Middle East. Tom attended Royal Holloway University and UCL, where he obtained a BA and an MA in Modern History.


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