Event Transcripts Archive

Here members can view transcripts of The Henry Jackson Society’s events held before 2018 – debate and discussion direct from one of the busiest events programmes in Westminster.

Please select an event below to view the transcript.


19 December: Poetry: An Important Weapon of Militant Jihad?

30 November: “Fake News”: Responding to Disinformation in Western Political Campaigns

28 November: HJS Report Launch: “Global Britain and the Future of the British Armed Forces”

22 November: Introducing the New State Solution: A Conflict-Ending Alternative to the Status Quo

16 November: Towards a UK Magnitsky Law? Lessons from Canada and Elsewhere

15 November: Diego Arria on Venezuela

9 November: Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

9 November: After Charlottesville: The State of American Politics with former Democratic Party Chairman Governor Terry McAuliffe

7 November: Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

2 November: Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

1 November: Making Sense of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

1 November: After the German (non-)Election: How might Berlin shape Brexit and the EU?

31 October: HJS Report Launch: “20 Years After Hong Kong’s Handover”

26 October: Russia and its Islamic World

25 October: HJS Report Launch: “From Devotion to Destruction: Conversion to Islam and Radicalisation”

24 October: What’s Your Bias? The Surprising Science of Why We Vote the Way We Do

24 October: Reflections on Homeland Security with former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

19 October: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

17 October: What Does China Want?

10 October: Making Globalisation Work: Better Lives for All

9 October: The Research and Analysis Wing: A View from the Inside of Indian Intelligence

2 October: Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

25 September: Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Often Wrong

20 September: US-China Policy in the Age of Trump

14 September: Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

13 September: The Indo-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges for Liberal Democracies and the Future

13 September: US-UK Intelligence Co-operation in the Age of Trump

12 September: HJS Report Launch: “The Audit of Geopolitical Capability & Paper Launch: Towards a Global Britain”

17 August: HJS Report Launch: “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria”

26 July: Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World

28 June: The US-UK Special Relationship

17 July: The Destruction of MH17: Three Years On

13 July: HJS Report Launch: “Beyond Compliance: Two Years of the Iranian Nuclear Deal”

5 July: The Evolution of Protests in Russia

3 July: The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover

29 June: Kleptocrats Without Borders: How Post-Soviet Ruling Elites Export Their Money and Power to the West

27 June: The Brexit Debate Through Social Media: Topics, Arguments and Attitudes

22 June: China’s Economic Future: Problems and Opportunities

15 June: Grave New World: The End of Globalisation, The Return of History

30 May: Authoritarianism in Central Europe

25 May: Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in The West

24 May: What Will Trump Do Next? Lessons from Bush and Obama on how Presidents Learn and Change in Office

23 May: The Road to Somewhere with David Goodhart

22 May: Joschka Fischer: The View from The Continent

16 May: The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam with Douglas Murray

15 May: Islamic Foundations of a Free Society

11 May: White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

9 May: The Fate of the West

8 May: One Belt, One Road

8 May: Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism

27 April: HJS Report Launch: “Spotting the Signs of Extremism”

26 April: Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mosul and the French Elections

20 April: Islamism

19 April: Trump’s Policy in Asia

3 April: Maidan: Three Years On

28 March: Letters to a Young Muslim

27 March: Who Lost Russia?

21 March: HJS Report Launch: “Mitigating the Risks? Compliance with the Prevent Duty on Campus”

14 March: How Trump Won

7 March: HJS Report Launch: “Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK”

6 March: Populism and Policy: A Watershed Moment?

1 March: Forbidden Aid: The Case of Israeli Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria

28 February: Easternisation: Asia’s New Domination of the Global Order

27 February: The Crisis of Religious Freedom and The Way Beyond

21 February: The Trump Administration and International Relations

20 February: The American Right in the Age of Trump

15 February: Donald Trump: Making of a World View

9 February: Christianity in the Middle East: Hezbollah and Refugees

8 February: The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms

6 February: An Assessment of the Trump Presidency: 17 Days In

31 January: Struggling Over Israel’s Soul

31 January: The End of the Asian Century

26 January: Assisting Ukraine in Times of Armed Conflict

25 January: Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump

24 January: Relations with Russia in the Age of Trump

23 January: A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

19 January: The Decline of U.S. Sea Power

17 January: Modi’s India and the Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific

10 January: Lighting The Path: The Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise


14 December: 25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

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

28 November: The New Philistines

30 November: China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping

2 November: The World’s Dictatorship Crisis

1 August: Saudi Arabia’s New Strategic Calculus

21 July: Political Islam in the UK

20 July: No More Illusions: Changes in the Middle East

7 July: From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics

29 June: The Intervention in Yemen: A New Era for Gulf Security and Gulf Militaries?

9 June: Palmyra After ISIS

8 June: Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era

31 May: Britain’s Europe – A Thousand Years of Conflict and Co-operation

19 May: European Governments and the BDS Wars: Public Opposition, Private Support?

17 May: The Palestinian Authority and Human Rights

29 March: Threats to Religious Liberty: Theocratic and Secular

23 March: The Role of Religion in Contemporary Conflicts and Hate Movements

3 February: Are We Winning The War Against ISIS?


16 June: Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?


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