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October 2017

HJS REPORT LAUNCH: “TRAFFICKING TERROR – HOW MODERN SLAVERY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE FUND TERRORISM”

10th October 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Committee Room 4, House of Lords, Westminster
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There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. An increasing body of evidence illustrates that the routes commonly used by traffickers – including the new ‘Black Sea Route’ to Europe -  are controlled and used by terrorist organisations. How does this nexus of criminality operate, and how will it change in the future? Using the case studies of Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Nigeria, the main report author, Nikita Malik, will explain how sexual violence plays a…

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MAKING GLOBALISATION WORK: BETTER LIVES FOR ALL

10th October 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Economic globalisation has advanced rapidly over the past three decades; the spread of people and ideas has facilitated the dissemination of technological advances, which has been transformative. But in spite of the positives, the way globalisation has proceeded is linked to the stagnation of the well-being of those with lower incomes, in contrast to those at the top, who have benefited most. Rising discontent has fuelled a backlash against this globalisation, and in some cases a rejection of multi-lateralism. By…

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U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST UNDER TRUMP

18th October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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On the eve of president Trump’s inauguration, an already precarious Middle East was descending deeper into crisis. President Obama had often complained of the situation that he inherited in the in the region. Yet arguably the Middle East that Trump now faces is dramatically more challenging, with a series of multifaceted conflicts poised to escalate further. From a considerably emboldened Iran and a growing Russian presence in Syria, to a humanitarian crisis in Yemen and a threatened Saudi Arabia increasingly…

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November 2017

INTRODUCING THE NEW STATE SOLUTION: A CONFLICT-ENDING ALTERNATIVE TO THE STATUS QUO

22nd November 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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For all the changes that continue to buffet the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains bedevilled by an intractable status quo. Though a solution based upon the establishment of two separate states remains the bedrock of the international community’s diplomatic efforts, repeated efforts to bring about this reality have encountered resistance from a wide range of actors on the ground. As a result, confidence in the prospect of a two-state solution bringing an end to the conflict has waned, giving…

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March 2018

WHITHER THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY?

14th March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Russia’s economy is in trouble. Over recent years, the country has been through a recession and the ruble has lost half of its value (although it has rebounded since). But while the economy is stagnating, it is not falling apart. Many Russians remember times when it was in a much worse state. President Vladimir Putin has used his government’s extensive control over information to convince Russians that the economy does not matter, and that standing up to the West is…

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HJS REPORT LAUNCH: “PRISON MANAGEMENT OF TERRORISM-RELATED OFFENDERS – IS SEPARATION EFFECTIVE?”

20th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The concern about prisons turning into “hotbeds of extremism” is currently one of the most pressing security issues that requires an immediate response from policy-makers. While both prison and probation are supposed to be strong partners in deradicalisation and resettlement, instead of promoting disengagement from violence, these systems frequently facilitate the spread of radical ideology by providing inmates a platform to forge alliances, exchange experience and recruit new followers. In the Middle East, prisons have historically helped galvanising Islamist movements,…

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May 2018

THE POST-ISIS LANDSCAPE: THE NEW THREAT

16th May 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Islamic State may have lost its “caliphate” but field interviews and psychological assessments with young Sunni Arabs in the Mosul area indicate that that allegiance to a Sunni homeland governed by Sharia law remains. Those who continue to support some of Islamic State’s core values, including the rejection of democracy, appear more willing to make costly sacrifices than those who want a unified Iraq. From jihadis to white supremacists in Europe and North America, people most susceptible to joining radical…

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June 2018

FROM TRUMAN TO TRUMP: JERUSALEM BETWEEN 1948 AND 2018

6th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Following the official recognition by the US Administration of Israel’s right to claim Jerusalem as its capital, and the subsequent relocation of the Embassy to the city, Jerusalem has once again returned to the headlines - though in truth, it is never an issue far from the top of the agenda in the Middle East. The intricacies and sensitivities of Jerusalem’s borders are among the deepest rooted aspects of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Understanding the historical claims, as well as modern…

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July 2018

TRUMP AND TRADE DEFICITS

9th July 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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SPEAKER: Dr Linda Yueh, economist and author As we anticipate the visit of President Donald Trump to the UK, many are wondering (and worrying) that his brand of America First will see increasing pressure on the UK, particularly in the form of tariffs. As always, the US leader will most likely focus on trade deficit between the US and UK to justify his measures. But is this reasonable? Like the US, the UK has a longstanding trade deficit. This issue…

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January 2019

Understanding the Uighur Situation in Xinjiang

10th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Committee Room 4, House of Lords, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom

In August of last year, human rights experts in the UN called on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to release the nearly one-million Uighurs that have been interned in re-education camps, under the pretext of countering terrorism. The historic parallels of detentions based on religious identity in the 20th century are obvious. And yet, rather than attempt to ameliorate the damage to its reputation by stopping or slowing the arrests, Beijing has continued to expand the facilities for more…

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October 2019

Crisis Situation in Kashmir

28th October 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Committee Room 4, House of Lords, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom

In August, Indian Prime Minister Modi revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. The former state has been redesignated as two Union districts. This bold and radical decision has provoked widespread domestic controversy and debate, with support from a range of political groupings and recriminations from others, some of whom challenge the move as unconstitutional.   The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to a presentation and discussion on the…

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