Centre for Resilient Society

The Centre for Resilient Society (CRS) is a citizen-focused, international research centre within the Henry Jackson Society, which seeks to identify, diagnose and propose solutions to threats to the social resilience of liberal Western democracies.

The centre’s work includes addressing the twin challenges posed by radicalisation and terrorism. The centre is unique in addressing violent and non-violent extremism. By coupling high-quality, in-depth research with targeted and impactful policy recommendations, it aims to combat the threat of radicalisation and terrorism in our society.

The centre’s work also includes broader challenges of democratic resilience, including both threats from foreign interference and domestic issues. This includes the potential harm that various forms of social, cultural and political insecurity, conflict and disengagement can pose to the long-term sustainability of democracies – including the resilience of their institutions, public policy outcomes, citizens’ health and wellbeing, and economic growth and prosperity. It also explores the balance between free speech and hate speech, and encourages respectful debate between those of different views, rather than cancellation. Moreover, it underscores how social and political instability can make nations vulnerable to internal and external actors seeking to deepen cleavages, undermine consensus and ultimately, to weaken democratic functioning.

You can read the centre’s inaugural research brief –
‘Antisemitism in the UK in 2024’ – HERE









The Prospective Immigration Policy of Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party

Ukraine’s Nuclear Shadow: National Security Implications for NATO and the UK

Studying Abroad to Serve China: Research on the Systematic Threats of CSSAs in the UK

Natural Gas and the Energy Trilemma: Energy Security, Energy Affordability, and Energy Sustainability in the United Kingdom?

HJS Launches Its Young Thought Leaders Programme With a New Report: ‘Poison: The Common Method of Political Transnational Repression’

Why is the UK Still Party to the Iran Nuclear Deal?: Practical Applications for the Future of the JCPOA

Winter is Coming: How the UK Should Respond to Russia’s Weaponisation of Energy Sources This Winter

Britain’s New Blasphemy Police? Understanding Islamist Anti-Blasphemy Action in the UK

A Duty to Protect: The Failure of UK Sanctions Against Iran and the Necessity of Proscribing the IRGC

Winning the Peace: Why Britain and the West Must Act Now to Help Rebuild Ukraine

Research Collaboration with High-Risk Countries: What does the UK Public Think?

Anti-Hindu Hate in Schools

Why Still Pro-Russia? Making Sense of Hungary’s and Serbia’s Pro-Russia Stance

The Disinformation Threat in Modern-Day Britain

Hindu-Muslim civil unrest in Leicester: “Hindutva” and the creation of a false narrative

Al-Qaedaism in North Africa and the Sahel

Radiological Terrorism – A Global Policy Challenge in Need of Urgent Action

Antisemitism in Schools

Al-Qaeda in the United States – A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offenses

All Change: The Impact of Government Policy on Migration Composition & Social Cohesion

An Enduring Threat: Europe’s Islamist Terror Networks Then and Now

Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria

Anwar Al-Awlaki: The UK Connections

Disrupting Extremists: More Effective Use of Existing Legislation


At What Price? Transparency and Ethics in Higher Education Funding from Overseas

Backing our Police: How Parliament Can Give Police Forces the Tools to Combat Disruptive Protesters

Henry Jackson Society Far Right Manifestos Report

Far-Right Terrorist Manifestos: A Critical Analysis

Surveillance after Snowden: Effective Espionage in an Age of Transparency

The Terrorism and Extremism Disclosure Scheme (TEDS): Empowering Families and Communities to Reject Radicalising and Extremist Influences

For Our Children: An Examination of Prevent in the Curriculum

Foreign Funded Islamist Extremism in the UK

The View from Tehran: Iranian Leaders’ Perspectives on the International Framework Agreement

Extradition to the United States: A Long Road to Justice

Behind Global Britain: Public Opinion on the UK’s Role in the World

Foreign Terrorist Attacks by the Islamic State, 2002-2016

The West and the Future of Islam: A Debate between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ed Husain

“We Will Conquer Your Rome:” A Study of Islamic State Terror Plots in the West

ISIS Khorasan: Presence and Potential in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Timeline of Terror: A Concise History of Hezbollah Atrocities

Islam on Campus: A Survey of UK Student Opinions

Islamic Human Rights Commission: Advocating for the Ayotollahs

Community Policing and Preventing Extremism: Lessons from Bradford

Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015)

Islamist Terrorism: Foreign National Offenders and UK Deportations

Research Brief – ‘An Ideological Pick ‘n’ Mix’

The Personal Touch: How Britain’s Values-Based Diplomacy can Champion Dissidents around the World

Online Radicalisation and Algorithms

The European Angle to the U.S. Terror Threat

Understanding CAGE: A Public Information Dossier

The Presumption of Innocence: Difficulties in Bringing Suspected Terrorists to Trial

Britain’s Forgotten Women: Speaking to Survivors of ‘Honour’-Based Abuse

Converts to Islam and Homegrown Jihadism

Extremism in the Community: The Case of Shakeel Begg

Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy

Understanding CONTEST: The Foundation and the Future

Radical Islam on UK Campuses: A Comprehensive List of Extremist Speakers at UK Universites

Blood & Honour: Britain’s Far-Right Militants

Crimes of the Community: Honour-Based Violence in the UK

Black Lives Matter UK: An Anthology

Terrorism and Islamism in the MENA region

Mend: “Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians”

The Forgotten Fighters: The PKK in Syria

A Guide to Refuting Jihadism: Critiquing radical Islamist Claims to theological authenticity

Faith in the Public Sphere – A Study of Media Reporting of Faith Based Claims

Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections

Out of the shadows: conspiracy thinking on immigration

Mitigating the Risks? An Assessment of University Speaker Policies

RADICALISING OUR CHILDREN: An Analysis of Family Court Cases of British Children at Risk of Radicalisation, 2013-2018

Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech Within Europe’s Muslim Communities

Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus

Research Brief – Eradicating Prison Extremism: Understanding Islamist Hierarchies in Prisons

Virtual Caliphate: Islamic Extremists and their Websites

Spotting The Signs: Identifying Vulnerability to Radicalisation Among Students

British Jihadists: Preventing Travel Abroad and Stopping Attacks at Home

Terror in The Dark: How Terrorists use Encryption, the Darknet and Cryptocurrencies

A Lost Tribe: Britain’s Young Eurosceptics

Extreme Speakers and Events in the 2016-17 Academic Year

Modern-Day Britain’s Terror Threat

Prison Management of Terrorism-Related Offenders: Is Separation Effective?

Weaponising Covid-19: Far-Right Anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and United States

‘Honour’ Killings in the UK

British Muslim anti-Semitism

What is Islamism and why should it concern me?

Control Orders: Strengthening National Security

Terrorism in the West: An Age of Extremes

Myths and Misunderstandings: Understanding Opposition to the Prevent Strategy

Profiles of Islamic State Leaders

Hate on the State: How British Libraries Encourage Islamic Extremism

National Resilience Index 2020: An Assessment of the D-10

Profiting From Prejudice: How Mend’s ‘IAM’ Campaign Legitimised Extremism

Trafficking Terror: How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism

The Legal Case for British Military Action Against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

BLM: A Voice for Black Britons?

Countering the Far Right: An Anthology

Radical Islam on UK Campuses: A Comprehensive List of Extremist Speakers at UK Universites

A Degree of Influence: The Funding of Strategically Important Subjects in UK Universities

NEW REPORT – Iranian Influence Networks in the United Kingdom: Audit and Analysis

Challenging Extremists: Practical Frameworks for Our Universities

NEW REPORT – Understanding Qatari Ambition: The Curriculum 2016-20

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: How Islamist Extremists Exploit the UK Charitable Sector

Infographic: The Homegrown Threat

Background Briefing – Islamophobia

“Tolerating the Intolerant”: A Report on ‘Students not Suspects’

U.S. Should Assist Britain in Meeting Security Threats to the 2012 London Olympic Games

Historical Ties to Jihadism in Massachusetts

Leaving Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Liberties and National Security in the UK & US

Extreme Speakers and Events: In The 2017-18 Academic Year


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