Author: Henry Jackson Society

05 Dec 2016

25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Monday 5th December 2016 VENUE: Committee Room 9,House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA SPEAKERS Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist Vladimir Pastukhov, Doctor of Political Science and Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Fellow of the Russia and … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: ‘The New Philistines’

By Frank Kibble On Monday 28th November The Henry Jackson Society welcomed former Visiting Fellow Sohrab Ahmari back to Millbank Tower to speak on his book, entitled The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure The Arts. Published by Biteback, Mr. Ahmari introduced his polemic as a study of how the art world is being politicised … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks either act as a barrier to radicalization or radicalize young people. Both speakers emphasized … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

By Talia Jessener On Thursday 24th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of Security Studies at the University of Haifa, to give his views on the predicament that is the Middle East.  However, perhaps this term has been used too lightly, as during Schueftan’s opening remarks he claimed … Continued

01 Dec 2016

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian Austin in a highly insightful and informative discussion. Dr Foxall begun the event by … Continued

30 Nov 2016

Event: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 30th November 2016 VENUE: Committee Room 17, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA SPEAKERS: Benedict Rogers, Author, The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016 Angela Gui, Human Rights Campaigner and daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai Ethan Gutmann, China Analyst For a summary of this event … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Austria Elections Reflect Europe’s Right-wing Surge

Originally published by Voice of America LONDON — Austria’s elections on Sunday could see Norbert Hofer chosen as the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Austrians will head to the polls following a victory this week by Francois Fillon, the more right-leaning of two candidates in France’s conservative primary. … “It’s a pretty amazing … Continued

29 Nov 2016

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Originally posted by TRT World The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to imagine the rebels can hold off, and in the coming days or weeks will … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

Originally posted by The Spectator Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces grows stronger (generally presenting the publication as the only barrier between the reader and incipient fascism) the pieces remain reliably ridiculous. Yet even by these standards, Monday produced perhaps the Guardian’s … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Event: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016,16:30 – 18:00, VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA SPEAKERS: Greetings and opening remarks by Ambassador Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James Panelists: Ambassador Dore Gold, former Director General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Alan Baker, former Israeli Ambassador … Continued

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: https://tinyurl.com/jyajx28 #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

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