Author: Henry Jackson Society

02 Nov 2016

Event: ‘Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945’

DATE: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: General Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC, Author, Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945 For a summary of this event click here Every year since the Second World War, Britain has had ‘boots on … Continued

01 Nov 2016

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31 Oct 2016

Event: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 31st October 2016 VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: Mikhail Zygar, Author, All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin; Former Editor-in-Chief of Russian independent news channel, Dozhd For a summary of this event click here For a full transcript of this event click … Continued

30 Oct 2016

Saddam and the Islamic State: family connections

Originally posted by The New Arab Earlier this week on Tuesday, the Kirkuk police department announced that a cousin of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had been arrested south of the city on charges of participating in recent attacks launched in the province by the Islamic State. … But according to The Henry Jackson Society even before … Continued

30 Oct 2016

Stand by your imam: Shakeel Begg and his apologists

Originally posted by The Spectator There have been two fascinating developments in the case of Shakeel Begg, the Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre. As I described here on Friday, Begg sued the BBC for describing him as an extremist, only for the judge in the case to last week dismiss the claim and confirm for the … Continued

28 Oct 2016

The BBC wins a landmark victory in the fight against Islamic extremism

Originally posted by The Spectator Shakeel Begg is an influential extremist who is also chief Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre.  His radical views are readily available and well-known.  But despite these downsides a chap like him also possesses certain considerable advantages.  Not least is the fact that he lives in a society which is only very slowly waking … Continued

26 Oct 2016

Putin’s Russia linked to the Left and Right in Britain, New Paper Shows

Individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have over recent years established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by the Kremlin to undermine the West. In the UK, a variety of individuals, movements, and political parties have deepened ties with Russia since the Ukraine crisis. A new … Continued

25 Oct 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

On Monday 24th October, The Henry Jackson welcomed James Kirchick, a Washington-based journalist, to discuss Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, its supporters and what it means for the United States. Kirchick began by attacking the argument that Trump’s rise is attributable to an economic downturn amongst poor, uneducated voters. He noted that the median income of … Continued

24 Oct 2016

Event: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 24th October 2016 VENUE: Palace of Westminster (tbc) SPEAKER: James Kirchick, Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative To see a summary of this event click here Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has split with practically every convention in American politics – not to mention pushed the boundaries of propriety and taste. How did this reality … Continued

21 Oct 2016

Event Summary: ‘Power Dynamics in the Middle East: The Ever-Changing Constellation’

By: Alexis David On Thursday 20th October, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed General Yosef Kuperwasser, a former senior officer in Israeli military intelligence, to comment on the modern power dynamics of the Middle East. Kuperwasser began by explaining tensions within Islam, shedding light on the differences between the radical approach and the pragmatic approach towards … Continued

20 Oct 2016

“Community Leaders” Not Fit for Purpose to Run Counter-extremism Programs

Claims the Muslim Council of Britain plans to set up an alternative to the government’s counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, are deeply worrying. Such a scheme risks repeating past mistakes, placing vital work in the hands of unaccountable and inappropriate individuals. Reports today suggest the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) plans to create an alternative to the … Continued

20 Oct 2016

Today’s European Diplomatic Meetings Must Lead to Western Unity in the Face of Russian Military Offensive

Today the European Council meets to discuss EU policy towards Russia and Ukraine’s President Poroshenko will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. These discussions must see the West remain resolute in the face of Russian aggression as President Putin launches his country’s biggest military offensive since the Cold War. Today, as European politicians meet … Continued

20 Oct 2016

Event: ‘Power Dynamics in the Middle East: The Ever-Changing Constellation’

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Thursday 20th October 2016 VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP SPEAKER: General Yosef Kuperwasser, former senior officer, Israeli Military Intelligence; former Director General, Israeli Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy For a summary of this event click here Away from the prying cameras and far from the … Continued

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