A Vital Partnership: How Strengthened UK-Taiwan Ties Can Help Maintain Stable Cross-Strait Relations

Committee Room 5, House of Commons Westminster, London, United Kingdom

As the UK continues its post-Brexit tilt toward the Indo-Pacific, a stable relationship with Taiwan is more critical than ever. Maintaining peace in the Taiwan Strait is a strategic priority for the UK as the economic impact of a conflict would dwarf the inflationary blowback from the war in Ukraine. Sea and air trade routes would … Continued

In Conversation: Voices of Families of Israeli Victims of 7th October

Committee Room 5, House of Commons Westminster, London, United Kingdom

On October 7th, Hamas terrorists launched an assault from Gaza into Israel which saw some 1300 Israelis brutally murdered, thousands more injured, and some 240 people – ranging in age from babies to senior citizens – taken hostage in Gaza. The atrocities undertaken that day, only some of which have been made fully public given the … Continued

A Red Flag for Free Speech on Campus? Understanding the Role of Chinese Students and Scholars Associations in the UK

Committee Room 5, House of Commons Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Universities and student unions in the UK are operating under the fiction that Chinese Student and Scholars Associations (CSSAs) are normal student societies. However, every CSSA is overseen and funded by Chinese diplomats. Individual branches are subsidiaries of a central organisation, CSSA-UK, that is itself part of the United Front Work system of China, the … Continued

Building Resilient Prisons: Combating Radicalisation Within the Prison System

Committee Room 5, House of Commons Westminster, London, United Kingdom

The third installation of the Manchester Bombing Inquiry, that looked at Salman Abedi’s radicalisation, found that preventing extremist prisoners from radicalising people who visit them behind bars 'cannot effectively be achieved' under the current system. This builds on the findings of Jonathan Hall QC’s report into Terror laws in the UK which concluded prisons to be at … Continued

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

Committee Room 5, House of Commons Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 led to an unprecedented crisis across the world and caused challenges to the global order not seen since World War II. More than 8 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the conflict, over 8000 people were killed, and the World Bank suggested in its latest report … Continued

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