A conversation with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia Chair: James Morris MP, Treasurer, APPG Homeland Security TIME: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday 21st May 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA To attend please RSVP to: email@example.com The small republic of Estonia has come a long way since it … Continued
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SPEAKER: Ben Judah, Author and Russia Analyst TIME: 6 – 7pm, Monday 20th May 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 8, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA For a summary of the event, click here Gisela Stuart MP Welcome, it is 18:00 hours and the House of Commons has this wonderful tradition of starting bang on. I … Continued
SPEAKER: Christopher Coker, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics TIME: 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 14th May 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 12, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA To attend please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org Russell Brown MP Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. It is one o’clock. I noticed that the House of Lords clock turned to … Continued
SPEAKER: Dr. Kwesi Aning, Dean and Director of Research at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 9th May VENUE: Committee Room 13, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA For a summary of this event click here. Gemma Doyle MP OK, I think we are going to make a start. Thank you all … Continued
SPEAKER: Anat Admati, George G. C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business TIME : 1 – 2pm, Tuesday 7th May 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA To attend please RSVP to: email@example.com Chairman of the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Phil Angelides, has described … Continued
SPEAKER: Nate Silver, Statistician and Political Forecaster TIME: 1 – 2pm, Wednesday 1st May 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Transcript Davis Lewin Okay, ladies and gentlemen. I am Davis Lewin, the Political Director of the Henry Jackson Society. I want to start by apologising on behalf of our host Bob Blackman … Continued
Words matter. Nowhere more so than in our diplomatic sparring across the globe, when they’re often all we’ve got. An overused trope can transform an intended ultimatum into toothless farce. Perhaps that’s why official warnings toward Iran have started to conjure for me Wallace Shawn’s Vizzini in The Princess Bride. Anyone who came of age … Continued
There has been so much written about al Qaeda that yet another article is bound to generate a collective yawn. “The base” has become synonymous with terrorism in general, much to the detriment of counter-terrorism efforts. It has become a catch-all term that fails to capture the shift created by this new form of terrorism.
Downplaying the terrorist threat posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates also has significant political implications due in part to the more than $70 billion that is spent annually on America’s domestic counter-terrorism programs (with larger amounts expended for overseas operations), all of which need to be continuously justified as cost effective by Administration planners and Congressional … Continued
The Rand Paul episode tells us nothing about the Obama administration’s intentions. The episode in no way helped resolve the very difficult problems raised by the involvement of U.S. citizens in al Qaeda terrorism. As the Henry Jackson Society has detailed, the majority of the 170 persons convicted by U.S. courts or commission for actions in support … Continued
The Henry Jackson Society found that Al Qaida was wooing American Christians interested in Islam as potential recruits for operational and sleeper cells.
“The picture of New York you get is that you’ve got people targeting it, you’ve got [terrorists] living there and you’ve had it in the past used as a recruitment center, then you have a pretty big problem,” said Robin Simcox, a researcher at the London-based Henry Jackson Society.
It has already been thoroughly demonstrated both empirically and anecdotally, but yet another study of Islamist terrorists — this time of al-Qaida and al-Qaida inspired terrorists who were convicted in U.S. courts or committed a suicide attack on the U.S. homeland between 1997 to 2011 — shows that the average terrorist isn’t some poor, uneducated sap.
Reports are released every day in Washington, but one that could prove to be of life-or-death importance was unveiled last week by the Henry Jackson Society, a bipartisan think tank with headquarters in London. “Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offenses” holds up a mirror to America and provides us with a clear … Continued
The Times, January 29th 2013 Officially blacklisting the group will diminish its ability to serve its sinister Iranian masters. Jihadi terrorism is still alive and, as events in Mali and Algeria show us, poses a direct threat to us. The turmoil in North Africa reminds us that jihadism has no boundaries and that when confronting terrorism it … Continued
SPEAKER: Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies TIME: 6 – 7pm, Wednesday 16th January 2013 VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA For a summary of the event, click here. Across the continent of Africa, security and development are key issues in the process of democratisation. There have been over 35 … Continued
The Times of Israel, December 1st 2012 Of the casualties suffered during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, the most monumental in its significance to the Palestinian people was perhaps the most ignored. The flagging relevance of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, one foot already in the grave, was dealt another blow last week as … Continued
The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society and Hermitage Capital held an event to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of Russian attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Youth unemployment remains stubbornly high in Britain, at around the one-in-five mark, despite overall job numbers rising in recent months. Globally, an estimated 75m under-25s are looking for work, with Greece and Spain suffering high levels of youth joblessness at above 50pc. That is why the Telegraph Media Group has teamed up with the Henry … Continued
Peter Jenkins says proportionality “seems to be a Christian notion and not a Jewish notion”; UK intellectuals slam comments.
The premise of the cuts to UK defence spending is that the reduction in troop numbers from 102,000 to 82,000 will be mitigated by better integration of reserve soldiers and increased use of contractors. Secretary of Defence Philip Hammond recently claimed that “the reserve will be a vital, integrated component of the army”. Yet, the experience of … Continued
Robin Simcox addresses Anders Breivik’s sentence
The narrative of a sectarian-based Syrian uprising has become widespread and popular in mainstream circles. While this may seem superficially true in light of the largely Alawite backing of the Assad regime as well as the mostly Sunni makeup of the opposition, a nuanced look at the internal dynamics of the Syrian conflict clearly indicates … Continued
Russia’s Support for Assad Will Backfire By INNA LAZAREVA The common explanation for why Moscow continues to back the Assad regime is that it is acting to protect its security and economic interests. While President Vladimir Putin may well believe this to be the case, his government’s continued support for Bashar Assad represents at best … Continued
Syria’s ‘Ghost’ killers: Steroid-mad thugs who keep tyrant al-Assad’s murderous regime in power are terrorising civilians
Nigel Atkins reports on the men who are helping to keep al-Assad in power.