28 Nov 2016

Event: ‘Curricula in the Middle East’

TIME: Monday 28th November 2016,13:00 – 14:00 VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA SPEAKERS Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Tel Aviv University Marcus Sheff, CEO, IMPACT For a summary of this event click here For a full transcript of this event click here Curricula are one of the most powerful … Continued

28 Nov 2016

Event: ‘The New Philistines’

DATE: Monday 28th November 2016, 18:00-19:00 VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: Sohrab Ahmari, Author, The New Philistines To see a summary of this event click here To see a full transcript of this event click here Contemporary art is obsessed with the politics of identity. Visit any contemporary gallery, … Continued

26 Nov 2016

UK: Two Systems of Justice

Originally posted by the Gatestone Institute So farewell, then, Anjem Choudary. For two and half years at least. On September 6, the radical cleric was sentenced by a British judge to five and a half years in prison for encouraging people to join the Islamic State. If he behaves himself in prison he could be … Continued

25 Nov 2016

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the ‘Caliphate’

Originally posted by the New Arab Much is made of the foreign fighters who flock to join the “caliphate” Islamic State (IS) claims to have established in Iraq and Syria. Although many foreign fighters are from Middle Eastern and North African countries, the international focus is on those from prosperous western nations. … Kyle Orton, … Continued

25 Nov 2016

The right must stop explaining away the crimes of Thomas Mair

Originally published by the New Statesman When I was a teenager, and prone to overlapping love affairs as teenagers often are, I found myself abandoned by one girl in favour of a white boy, and found another at the expense of a Muslim. … As Douglas Murray, a columnist for the Spectator and the Express … Continued

24 Nov 2016

No Surprises

Originally published by Standpoint I spent the night of the US election in Watford, listening to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Nothing is more dispiriting than election night parties, with similarly sozzled hacks repeating the same swiftly disproved points of psephology. … Read the full article, here. 

24 Nov 2016

Event: ‘South Africa: A Year of Living Dangerously’

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 11:30 – 12:30 Location: Committee Room Two, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA Speaker: Tony Leon, Founding Leader of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa and Chairman of Resolve Communications (Pty) Ltd To attend please visit: #HJSevents Change is afoot in South Africa. 2016 has been the … Continued

24 Nov 2016

Event: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Committee Room Three, Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, SW1A 0AA Speaker: Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Centre at the University of Haifa For a summary of this event click here Many of the core structures of the Middle East – … Continued

23 Nov 2016

Report Launch: Putin’s Useful Idiots

Date: 23rd November 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 Location: Committee Room 21, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA Speakers: Dr Andrew Foxall, Author, Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia. Peter Pomerantsev, Journalist, Author and Television Producer For a summary of this event click here Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia … Continued

21 Nov 2016

Britain Must Invest in Naval Defences as Part of New Global Role

The Defence Select Committee has just released a report which warns that the UK is “woefully low” on warships. As Britain seeks a new role in the world it is imperative that naval capability is maintained. Members of Parliament have said that they have serious concerns about the funding and timetable to replace the fleet. … Continued

20 Nov 2016

When Marine Le Pen loses, it will not be because she’s too right wing

Originally published in The Times. Surely after Brexit and Trump, President Marine Le Pen and “Frexit” will follow. That’s been the prevailing presumption of international punditry in recent weeks. And while the narrative arc may seem persuasive, what’s missing is the facts. … Read the full article, here.

17 Nov 2016

Analysis: ‘Clinton’s weakness as a candidate made Trump’s win possible’

by Timothy Stafford In Clinton, the Democrats nominated an establishment insider in an anti-establishment age, who provoked more hatred amongst Republicans than any other politician in the country. International reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory have been defined by two soul-searching questions. Firstly, how could a man with no prior experience of public office, whose … Continued

16 Nov 2016

Event Summary: ‘The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change’

On Monday 14th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Andrew Monaghan to discuss his book The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change. The talk focused on the West’s continual failures in their dealings with Russia and what they should do to tackle the reasons underpinning those failures. Opening his talk, Dr Monaghan argued that, … Continued

15 Nov 2016

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

Originally posted by The Spectator My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes: Dear Fraser, I read Douglas Murray’s blog on Friday “Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?” with great interest. It’s fantastic to see the Spectator embracing the zeitgeist and embracing “post-truth” politics in its own … Continued

15 Nov 2016

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy

Originally posted by the Christian Science Monitor: Barack Obama undertakes his last overseas trip as president this week with an adjusted mission in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory: to reassure allies and partners about continuing support for them and America’s unwavering global leadership. … “The most meaningful message Europe can send Trump is a … Continued

14 Nov 2016

Event: ‘The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Monday 14th November 2016 VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: Dr Andrew Monaghan, Author, The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change, Senior Research Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House For a summary of this event click here For a full transcript of this event … Continued

14 Nov 2016

EU Foreign Ministers Urged to Show Mature Attitude to US Changes

Leading transatlantic thinktank calls for 2% defence budget commitment ‎to safeguard European-US relationship Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, and EU leaders need to adjust to this reality. In particular they must ensure that America remains bound into the institutions which protect Western security. For the United States to withdraw from … Continued

12 Nov 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph: A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must distance itself from individuals who condone “violent extremism and acts of terrorism”. … Rupert … Continued


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