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March 2018

HJS REPORT LAUNCH – “TERROR OVERSEAS: UNDERSTANDING THE GCC COUNTER-EXTREMISM AND COUNTER-TERRORISM TRENDS”

15th March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Committee Room 4A, House of Lords, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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Since the Arab Spring in 2011, fighting Islamic extremism has become a key policy priority for the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). 414 people have been killed in the GCC in terrorism-related attacks over the last five years. This has led the governments of the Gulf states to announce anti-terrorism strategies which tackle the root causes of terrorism. In April 2015, Saudi Arabia announced a blueprint of Vision 2030, which outlined its ambition to become “a tolerant…

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June 2018

ANATOMY OF TERROR: FROM THE DEATH OF BIN LADEN TO THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE

7th June 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Committee Room 4A, House of Lords, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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In early 2011, the heart of the Muslim world roiled in protest, consumed with the upheaval of the Arab Spring. The governments of Tunisia and Egypt had already fallen; those of Libya and Yemen would soon follow. Watching the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden saw a historic opportunity: “The next stage,” he declared, “will be the reinstating of the rule of the caliphate.” Within weeks, bin Laden was dead, shot in the dark by a US…

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June 2019

Conservative Diplomacy in American Thought

20th June 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Committee Room 4A, House of Lords, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom

Is there a set of principles, actions or commitments which characterise conservative approaches to diplomacy? With particular reference to the United States, are these characteristics different from traditional elements of diplomacy? This meeting marks the start of an academic research project, under the leadership of Dr Ashley Cox from SOAS University of London, which seeks to establish the principles of conservative approaches to diplomacy and examine their application by US republicans. At the moment these are provisionally identified as support…

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