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19 Nov 2019

Hong Kong court bars democracy leader from London trip.

Joshua Wong, the leader of the Hong Kong democracy movement, was today barred by a Hong Kong court from travelling to London in December where he was due to make a speech at the Henry Jackson Society, the London-based international affairs think tank.   A judge at the High Court of Hong Kong handed down … Continued

28 Dec 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why. “I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so optimistic, because after all the rise of populism cost me my job.” … … Continued

23 Dec 2016

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and the West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with its neighbors, Turkey has been drawn deeper into the war. Beginning by supporting the opposition’s … Continued

23 Dec 2016

New Report On Making Turkey’s Intervention Work

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with its neighbors, Turkey has been drawn deeper into the war. Beginning by supporting the opposition’s … Continued

23 Dec 2016

From Brexit to Trump: Giving the Elites a Hard Kick

Originally published by Majalla The two big electoral events of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president—were seemingly conjoined from the moment the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That historic day in June was a sign that American voters might also choose, once given the chance, to give … Continued

18 Dec 2016

Spare us the self-pity. The young have never had it so good

Originally published by The Times Somebody recently asked me whom I admired, and I gave them the truth: “Simon Raven’s godfather and the present Countess Mountbatten.” The reasons for the idolatry are related. The late novelist’s godfather was celebrated in the Raven family, and still cherished by me, for a single comment overheard by his … Continued

17 Dec 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub. Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including fighters loyal to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, a proscribed terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda. … Continued

15 Dec 2016

Event: ‘British Policy in Asia: Charting a new post-Brexit strategy’

TIME: 15th December 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 VENUE: CPA Room, Westminster Hall,House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA SPEAKERS Professor David Martin Jones Reader in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland Dr. Shanker Singham Trade and Competition Lawyer;  Adviser to Governments and Companies Shashank Joshi Senior Research Fellow, RUSI To … Continued

14 Dec 2016

How will the fall of Aleppo affect the Syrian civil war?

Originally published in TRT World Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and his allies have taken control of the rebel-held eastern district of Aleppo on Tuesday. Opposition defences collapsed on Monday after heavy bombing forced them to retreat to districts on the west bank of the Queiq River. More than 90 percent of eastern Aleppo which was previously held by … Continued

14 Dec 2016

Likud MK: Netanyahu’s heart isn’t in two-state solution

A parliamentarian in Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has said that Likud shares a one-state vision where Palestinians live under a Jewish state, and that Netanyahu only talks about two states because he feels obliged to. …   Challenging Zohar’s idea that Palestinians should live in a Greater Israel, provided they recognise it as Jewish, … Continued

14 Dec 2016

A BBC show dubbed by the media as “the Muslim Big Brother” is already under fire ahead of its airing on Monday night. Muslims Like Us will feature ten Muslims with contrasting world views living in a house together as they endeavour to determine what it means to be a Muslim in modern Britain. … … Continued

14 Dec 2016

Aleppo 2017: It’s only going to get worse

Originally published in The New Arab The moral cost of allowing Assad’s forces and allies to behave as they choose is being an accomplice to the mass-murder in Aleppo and empowering extremism, writes Kyle Orton. In May 2016, the Roman Theatre in Palmyra was the site of a Russian orchestra performance, led by Valery Gergiev, a … Continued

14 Dec 2016

National Action is a neo-Nazi hate group. Will banning it work?

Originally published in Left Foot Forward Dealing effectively with the threat posed by groups that encourage and promote hatred without being seen to suppress freedom of expression is one of the great challenges facing democracies as they attempt to challenge extremists. However, when such groups can be shown to have promoted or glorified terrorism, it is … Continued

14 Dec 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

TIME: 14th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 VENUE: House of Commons,Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA SPEAKERS Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko Ukrainian Ambassador to the Court of St James Robert Brinkley CMG Former British Ambassador to Ukraine Olexiy Solohubenko News Editor: Languages, BBC World Service To read a summary of this event click here To read a … Continued

13 Dec 2016

Event: ‘Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit’

TIME: 13th December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP SPEAKER Sir Craig Oliver Author: Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit & former Director of Communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron To attend please visit: https://tinyurl.com/h22d8hc If you require further information, please … Continued

12 Dec 2016

Event: ‘The Black Sea: A New Energy Source for Western Europe?’

DATE: 12th December 2016, 12.30 – 13.30 VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP SPEAKERS: David Buchan Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies James Wilson Founding Director, EU Romania Business Society For a summary of this event please click here For a transcript of this event please … Continued

08 Dec 2016

Putin will never restore Russia’s greatness

Originally published in CapX Twenty five years ago, on 8 December 1991, the leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine signed the Belavezha Accords, an agreement that dissolved the Soviet Union. Fewer than two weeks afterwards, leaders from all but one of the other Soviet states joined the Accords. Thus, the Cold War ended without so … Continued

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