Henry Jackson Society: Project for Democratic Geopolitics
The Henry Jackson Society Project for Democratic Geopolitics is a British neoconservative think tank and political action committee (PAC) which is supported by key US neocons and by two of Prime Minister David Cameron's closest advisers and ministers. It was launched in Cambridge on 11 March 2005 and in the Houses of Parliament on 22 November 2005.  The manifesto for the society was published by the Social Affairs Unit. 
Origins and launch
According to its own account the Henry Jackson Society was launched online on 11 March 2005, ‘after several months and much hard work.’  Its online launch was announced in a press release drafted by the ‘Organising Committee’ – the body which ran the Society before its registration as a UK charity. The Organising Committee consisted mainly of academics affiliated to Peterhouse, a conservative college at Cambridge University. They were led by Brendan Simms and Alan Mendoza, the Society’s co-founders.  Brendan Simms, a Cambridge historian, was then best known for his book Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia, a highly critical account of British (non-interventionist) policy during the Bosnian War. Mendoza had written his PhD thesis on British policy during the conflict.
The HJS’s homepage originally displayed the following message:
The Henry Jackson Society is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote the following principles: that liberal democracy should be spread across the world; that as the world’s most powerful democracies, the United States and the European Union – under British leadership – must shape the world more actively by intervention and example; that such leadership requires political will, a commitment to universal human rights and the maintenance of a strong military with global expeditionary reach; and that too few of our leaders in Britain and the rest of Europe today are ready to play a role in the world that matches our strength and responsibilities. 
The HJS was launched in Cambridge on 15 June 2005. At the launch event Gary Kent of Labour Friends of Iraq spoke about ‘The Left and Iraq’. That was followed by a drinks reception in the Fellow's Garden in Peterhouse and a formal dinner in Clare Hall.  The Society’s Westminster launch took place on 22 November 2005 in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons. It was hosted by Michael Gove and Gisela Stuart. 
Growth and development
The Henry Jackson Society was registered with the Charity Commission on 27 April 2006 under a Trust Deed dated 10 April 2006.  According to the Charity Commission the Society had an income of £4,082 and spending of £1,806 in 2006. Since its income did not exceed £10,000 it was not required to file accounts. Its income rose to £37,742 in 2007 and £86,128 in 2008.
The British Moment
In July 2006 the Social Affairs Unit published the Henry Jackson Society's manifesto, The British Moment: The Case for Democratic Geo-Politics in the Twenty-First Century. It argued that 'it is time for Britain, and indeed, the rest of Europe, to reclaim the noble tradition of liberal interventionism and pursue an active strategy across the globe.' 
The Weekly Standard wrote of the book that '"Scoop Jackson" Democrats like Sen. Joe Lieberman are increasingly rare, and increasingly abhorred by their own party. But in Europe, a Scoop revival may be stirring.' A short of account of the book's launch concluded with the admonition: 'Now if only a Scoop revival would take hold among our Democratic friends here in the States.' 
Move to London
During 2007 the Society began to focus more on targeting the media and policy community in London. Its 2007 accounts record that, ‘The year saw significant change and advancement with the expansion of the charity’s work from Cambridge to London, with the latter location quickly becoming the main focus of activity.’ They also note, ‘The launch of a weekly events programme in London which has increased the charity’s visibility dramatically’. 
According to Marko Attila Hoare, the opening of a London office coincided with a decision by Brendan Simms to step back from the day to day running of the organisation, while director of operations James Rogers also scaled down his role, leaving control largely in the hands of Alan Mendoza:
- Once he took over the running of the HJS from Rogers and Simms, Mendoza had his hands on all the levers of power within the organisation, of which the most important was control of the website. Mendoza set about converting the HJS into his personal fiefdom, packing its staff with his own apparatchiks recruited via his personal network.
In July 2007, James Rogers wrote to The Times defending the European reform treaty then being negotiated, (which subsequently became the Lisbon Treaty). He stated:
- As a leading member state, Britain should be actively bolstering European Union military power and its ability to represent our interests in the wider world. By providing some of the instruments and institutions necessary to increase our leverage in foreign countries, the reform treaty will enhance the security and sovereignty of all Europeans, thereby producing a better environment for domestic cohesion and the generation of economic wealth.
According to Hoare, this letter was repudiated in a public statement on the Society's website, prompting Rogers' resignation.
Hoare goes on to describe the Society's founders as "Old Bolsheviks", who were replaced by people from Just Journalism, a pro-Israel think-tank, in existence from 2008 to 2011, on whose advisory board Mendoza served. These would include Michael Weiss, Robin Shepherd, and Douglas Murray of the Centre for Social Cohesion. Although Hoare states that Weiss joined the HJS in March 2010, Weiss's LinkedIn biography puts this in March 2011.
In June 2009, a group called Student Rights - Tackling Extremism on Campus was established "as a reaction to increasing political extremism and marginalisation of vulnerable students on campus". London Student newspaper reported that the Henry Jackson Society had paid for Student Rights to have a stall at LSE Freshers Fair and that the two organisations had shared an office. According to his LinkedIn profile, Student Rights Director Raheem Kassam subsequently went on to become Marketing Director (Sept 2010 - July 2012) and then Communications Director (July 2012 - April 2013) at the Henry Jackson Society itself, continuing his role at Student Rights throughout.
A new charity (1140489 - THE HENRY JACKSON SOCIETY) was registered on 18 February 2011. The old charity (1113948 - THE HENRY JACKSON SOCIETY PROJECT FOR DEMOCRATIC GEOPOLITICS) was removed from the register on 30 October 2012.
Centre for Social Cohesion
In July 2011, the HJS European Section director Marko Attila Hoare wrote that he had "deep reservations about the decision":
- I was not consulted on this step, and learned about it only after it had been publicly announced. Had I been consulted, I would have argued against it, since I consider many of the political positions upheld by Murray and the CSC to be antithetical to my own positions and to those for which, I believed, the HJS stood. I am referring to Murray’s frequently stated views on Muslims and Islam. I have not wished to contribute further to the work of the HJS until I have had time to decide what my own response to the merger with the CSC and to Murray’s appointment should be, and to make my views clear on the matter.
Henry Jackson Initiative
In 2011, the Henry Jackson Society undertook a project on 21st Century capitalism, initially entitled 'Better Markets, Better Values'.
An October 2011 report to the City of London's Policy and Resources Committee, by the City's director of public relations recommended a grant of £25,000 towards a total project cost of £100,000, funded from the Committee‟s Policy Initiatives Fund 2011/12. According to this report, the project had already confirmed financial support from McKinsey, with further interest from KPMG and Clifford Chance.
The report stated:
- The project will be led by a high level working group whose co-chairs will be Lady de Rothschild, CEO of EL Rothschild and Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey. Other members include the former Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Lord (John) Hutton, Monetary Policy Committee Member Adam Posen, Director of the Hudson Institute Irwin Stelzer and former Editor in Chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe Baroness Wheatcroft.
This report provided the basis for a plan proposed in a February 2012 open letter published by the HJS calling for the establishment of a safe area in Idlib province, using Turkish troops and western air power.
Aims and Objectives
Its statement of principles has been revised from its earlier, more forthright presentation of neoconservative themes, to a more oblique and ambiguous rendering of the same themes. It advocates a ‘forward strategy’ involving 'diplomatic, economic, cultural, and/or political means' to spread liberal democracy; and the maintenance of a strong military by US, EU and 'other democratic powers' armed with 'expeditionary capabilities with a global reach' so it can preempt threats and carry out humanitarian interventions. Furthermore, it supports 'necessary furtherance of European military modernisation and integration under British leadership'; believes that 'only modern liberal democratic states are truly legitimate'. Reiterating a familiar neocon grievance, it questions the legitimacy of 'the political or human rights pronouncements of any international or regional organisation which admits undemocratic states'; and invokes an old Irving Kristol line in giving 'two cheers for capitalism', while accepting that the state has a role in providing services and in maintaining the environment. For all its celebrations of liberal democracy, it does not rule out engagement with 'repressive regimes' which, it insists, can 'only be temporary'. It ends by affirming a 'strong commitment to individual and civil liberties in democratic states, even and especially when we are under attack' .
In its earlier version it read: "liberal democracy should be spread across the world; that as the world’s most powerful democracies, the United States and the European Union—under British leadership—must shape the world more actively by intervention and example; that such leadership requires political will, a commitment to universal human rights and the maintenance of a strong military with global expeditionary reach; and that too few of our leaders in Britain and the rest of Europe today are ready to play a role in the world that matches our strength and responsibilities."
In the Guardian Neil Clark quoted HJS as explaining that the "forward strategy" involved spreading "liberal democracy across the world" through "the full spectrum of 'carrot' capacities, be they diplomatic, economic, cultural or political, but also, when necessary, those 'sticks' of the military domain".
Co President Brendan Simms wrote in July 2006 that the Society's aim "is not to justify the mistakes of the past, but to stake a claim for intellectual hegemony for the future":
If you have some liberal views on domestic politics, but are prepared to concede that George Bush might be broadly right on foreign policy. If you are concerned at the spread of a conversational consensus in Britain and Europe which involves saying things like "I don't know how anybody with any intelligence can vote for Bush", even if you would not have voted for Bush yourself. If you know that we have taken many wrong turnings since the removal of Saddam Hussein, but do not feel that the whole enterprise was wrong from the start. If you feel all or some of these things; or might be persuaded of them, then the Henry Jackson Society is for you, and we invite you to join us.
Organising Committee 2006
Prior to its registration as a charity the Henry Jackson Society was run by its Organising Committee. The earliest record of the members of the Organising Committee available in the Internet Archive is from 26 January 2006 and lists the following members:
- Brendan Simms, Co-President | Alan Mendoza, Interim Executive Director | James M. Rogers, Executive Secretary | John Bew, Vice-President | Gideon Alexander Mailer, Secretary | Matthew Jamison, Media Secretary | Martyn Frampton, Web-Editor; Section Director, Greater Middle East | Tobias Harris, Section Director, Asia / Pacific Rim | Marko Attila Hoare, Section Co-Director, Greater Europe | Marc Sidwell, Section Director, Governance / Strategy | Tristan Stubbs, Section Director, Environment and Economy | Christopher Swift, Section Director, Russia and Eurasia 
The trustees listed in the Society’s first Annual Report filed with the Charity Commission (in 2007) were as follows:
- Mr Jonathan Alexader Metliss | Cllr Dr Alan Mendoza | Mr Michael Andrew Gove | Mrs Gisela Gschaider Stuart | Mr Stuart Lennard Caplan | Dr Brendan Peter Simms | Mr James Matthew Rogers | Lord William David Trimble
- Stuart Lennard Caplan | Lord William David Trimble | David Rasouly | Lady Caroline Dalmeny | Damian Noel Collins | Dr Alan Mendoza | Dr Brendan Simms | Gisela Gschaider Stuart
Signatories of the Statement of Principles
- Michael Ancram QC MP, Member of Parliament for Devizes | Gerard Baker, Assistant Editor, The Times | Paul Beaver, Special Advisor to the Parliamentary Defence Committee; Director, Beaver Westminster Ltd. | Paul Bew, Professor of Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast | Nicholas Boles, Director, Policy Exchange | Colonel Tim Collins, Commander, First Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, Iraq 2003 | Paul Cornish, Carrington Professor of International Security, RIIA | Richard Dearlove, Master of Pembroke College; Former Head of MI6 | John Drewienkiewicz (Major-General) Military Advisor to the High Representative for Bosnia | Mark Etherington, Civil Governor, Wasit (Kut) province, Iraq, 2003-2004 | Michael Gove, MP Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath; former Shadow Minister for Housing, now Secretary of State for Education in UK Coalition Government (2010- ) | Robert Halfon, Political Director, Conservative Friends of Israel | Oliver Kamm, Columnist, The Times | Jackie Lawrence, Former Member of Parliament for Preseli Pembrokeshire | Denis MacShane MP, Member of Parliament for Rotherham | Jan Mortier, Associate of the Council for a Community of Democracies | Fionnuala Jay O'Boyle MBE, Director, Jay Associates | Andrew Lever, University of Cambridge | Stephen Pollard, Columnist, The Times | Lord Powell of Bayswater, Personal Advisor to the Prime Minister for Defence and Security, 1984-1991 | Andrew Roberts, Author, Journalist and Television Presenter | Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, NATO | Irwin Stelzer, Director of Economic Policy Studies, Hudson Institute. Advisor to Rupert Murdoch who in turn recommended him to Tony Blair. | Gisela Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston; Member of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee | David Trimble, Former Member of Parliament for Upper Bann; Winner of Nobel Peace Prize | Edward Vaizey MP, Member of Parliament for Wantage, Minister of State (Culture, Communications and Creative Industries) in the UK Coalition Government (2010- ) | David Willetts MP, Member of Parliament for Havant; former Shadow Education Secretary, now Minister of State (Universities and Science) at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the UK Coalition Government (2010- )
|Alan Mendoza – Executive Director||Douglas Murray - Associate Director||Robin Shepherd - Director, International Affairs|
|Robin Simcox – Research Fellow||Raheem Kassam - Director of Communications and Public Relations||Michael Weiss - Director of Research, Co-Chair, Russia Studies Centre|
|Samer Libdeh - Senior Research Fellow||Houriya Ahmed - Research Fellow||Peter Cannon – Associate Fellow|
|George Grant - Associate Fellow||Julia Pettengill - Research Fellow, Co-Chair, Russia Studies Centre||Hannah Stuart - Research Fellow|
|Richard Cashman - Associate Fellow||Emily Dyer - Junior Research Fellow||Davis Lewin - Political Director|
|Jonathan Fisher QC - Associate Fellow||David Reay - Director of Business Development||Fleur Brading - Director of the Henry Jackson Initiative|
|Charlotte Langley - Director of Development||Christiana Hambro - Events Manager||Emily Banks - Communications Assistant|
|Francesca Roettger Moreda - Political Assistant||Anthony Carter - Research Assistant||Alex Rudofsky - Research Assistant|
|Dana Al-Jawamis - Research Assistant|
|Brooke Goldstein - Associate Fellow||Nazee Moinian - Associate Fellow|
|Adelle Nazarian - Program Director|
|Catherine Bray - Washington, D.C. Representative||Alexandros Petersen - Senior Associate Fellow|
|Brendan Simms – President||Jonathan Bronitsky - Associate Director|
Patrick Schneider-Sikorsky | Deep Kisor Datta-Ray | Katharine Slocombe | Duncan Crossey | Tomas Weiss | Benjamin Charlton | Barak M. Seener - former Section Director, Middle East | Eric Danko - former Strategic Relations Manager, Washington | Sarah Platts - former Program Director, Washington D.C. | Karla Jones - former Associate Fellow and Director of Development, Washington | John Bew - former Vice-President, Cambridge | James Rogers - former Associate Fellow, European Union | Gideon Mailer - former Section Director, Africa | Matthew Jamison - former Executive Secretary | Tristan Stubbs - former Section Director, Environment and Economy | Marko Attila Hoare – former Section Director, European Neighbourhood | Tufail Ahmad – former Section Director, South Asia | James Coady – former Section Director, European Union | Camilla Hagelund – former Section Director, Russia & Eurasia | Joe Rolling – former Section Director, South East Asia & Australasia | Ben Caldecott – former Section Director, East Asia | Yaniv Ofek – former Associate Fellow, Middle East | Corine Wood-Donnelly – former Associate Fellow, Africa | Marc Sidwell – former Associate Fellow, Governance, Strategy & Terrorism | Niccolo Pantucci – former Associate Fellow, North America | Claudia Schwartz – former Associate Fellow, Middle East | Timothy Stafford – former Associate Fellow, North America | Rosalba Junginger - former Research Assistant | Kyra Choucroun - former Research Assistant | Georgina Duffin – former Research Assistant | Kimberley Trewhitt, former Research Assistant | Kate McCormick - former Research Assistant | Marcel Thach – former Research Assistant |
Advisory Council 2012
|HJS Advisory Council|
|Academic Council members|
|Hasan Al Momani - Director of the Regional Centre On Conflict Prevention, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy||Michael Bentley - Professor, British Intellectual History, University of St. Andrews||Vernon Bogdanor CBE - Professor, Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London|
|Brendan O’Leary - Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania||Chris Brown - Professor, International Relations, LSE||Frank Chalk - Professor, History and Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University|
|Brahma Chellaney - Professor, Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi||Thomas Cushman - Professor, Sociology, Wellesley College||Brigitte Granville - Professor, International Economics and Economic Policy, Queen Mary University|
|Adrian Hyde-Price - Professor, International Politics, University of Bath||G. John Ikenberry - Professor, Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University||William Inboden - Assistant Professor, Foreign Affairs, University of Texas|
|Andrew Lever - Professor, Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University||Robert Lieber - Professor, Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University||Tim Lynch - Lecturer, American Politics and Foreign Policy, University of Melbourne|
|Harvey Mansfield - William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University||Rory Miller - Professor, Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London||Patrick Minford - Professor, Applied Economics, Cardiff University|
|Kenneth Pyle - Professor, History and Asian Studies, University of Washington||Danny Quah - Professor, Economics, LSE||Fred Siegel - Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Center for State and Local Leadership|
|Kirstine Sinclair - Assistant Professor, Centre For Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark||Robert Singh - Professor, Politics, Birkbeck College||Sol Stern - Senior Fellow, U.S. Policy, Education, Manhattan Institute|
|Policy Council Members|
|Lord Bew of Donegore - Professor, Irish History, Queen’s University Belfast||Prof. Brian Brivati - Director, John Smith Memorial Trust||Jessica Douglas-Home - Author|
|Amanda Foreman - Historian, Writer and Broadcaster||Jeffrey Gedmin - CEO and President, Legatum Institute||Robin Harris CBE - Author and Journalist; former advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher|
|Emanuele Ottolenghi - Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies||Andrew Roberts - Historian, Author and Journalist||Marc Sageman - Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security|
|Prof. Roger Scruton - Visiting Professor, Oxford University, and Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute||Amir Taheri - Author and Journalist||Dr. Lorenzo Vidino - Visiting fellow, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich|
|Sir Andrew Wood GCMG - Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme|
|Political Council Members|
|David Amess MP||James Arbuthnot MP, Chairman of the Defence Committee||Bob Blackman MP|
|Nick Boles MP||David Burrowes MP||Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|Douglas Carswell MP||Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Chariman of the Committee of Selection||Damian Collins MP|
|David Davies MP, Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee||David Davis MP, Former Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Nadine Dorries MP|
|Mike Freer MP||James Gray MP||Robert Halfon MP|
|Stephen Hammond MP||Bernard Jenkin MP, Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee||Daniel Kawczynski MP|
|Richard Ottaway MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee||Priti Patel MP||Mark Pritchard MP|
|Dominic Raab MP||Amber Rudd MP||Robert Walter MP|
|Nadhim Zahawi MP|
|Bob Ainsworth MP, Former Secretary of State for Defence||Margaret Beckett MP, Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs||Hazel Blears MP, Former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government|
|Ben Bradshaw MP, Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport||Chris Bryant MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Dai Havard MP|
|Denis MacShane, Former Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Khalid Mahmood MP||Meg Munn MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence||John Spellar MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Office||Gisela Stuart MP|
|Derek Twigg MP, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Defence|
|Tom Brake MP, Former Shadow Secretary of State for Transport||Dan Rogerson MP|
|Lord Flight of Worcester||Lord Kalms of Edgware||The Rt Hon Lord Trimble|
|Lord Dubs of Battersea||Lord Moonie of Bennochy||The Rt Hon Admiral Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC|
|Bruce P. Jackson, President, The Project on Transitional Democracies||Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace||William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard; PNAC|
|Vytautas Landsbergis – Member of European Parliament; President of Lithuania, 1990-1992||Clifford D. May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies||Michael McFaul, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Senior Advisor, National Democratic Institute|
|Joshua Muravchik, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute||Richard Perle, Former American Assistant Secretary of Defense||Jack Sheehan, Defense Policy Board; Former NATO General, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic|
|R. James Woolsey, Jr., Former Director of the CIA||Thomas Cushman – Founding Editor and Editor-At-Large, Journal of Human Rights||Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations|
|Martin Bútora – Slovak Ambassador to the USA, 1999-2003; Co-Founder, Institute for Public Affairs, & Public Against Violence||Michael Danby – Australian Labor Member of Parliament for Melbourne Ports||Jean Bethke Elshtain – Contributing Editor, The New Republic|
|Carl Gershman – President, National Endowment for Democracy||Dore Gold – Former Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel||Hubertus Hoffmann – President, The World Security Network|
|Richard D. Kahlenberg – Author||Max Kampelman||Herbert London – President, Hudson Institute|
|Stephen J. Solarz – Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY), 1975-1993||Michael Stürmer – Chief Correspondent, Die Welt||Alejandro Toledo – President of Peru, 2001-2006|
|Elbegdorj Tsakhia – Leader, Mongolian Democracy Movement; Prime Minister of Mongolia, 1998, 2004-2006|
David Alton (Lord), Vincent Brossel, Lynn Lee and In Ho Park | Ron Silver  | Raphael Perl  | Herbert London  | Alexander Lennon  | Haim Koren  | Rob Singh and Timothy Lynch | Jonathan Paris | Marc Ginsberg | Shmuel Bar | Mithal al-Alusi | Ahmet Davutoglu | Daniel Kimmage | Ashraf Ghani and Clare Lockhart from the Institute of State Effectiveness | Thomas Cushman  | Joseph S. Nye, Jr. | Stephen Solarz | Keith Pavlischek Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington DC | Edward Lucas | Omar Fadhil  | Ilan Berman  | Martin van Creveld  | Patrick Clawson  | Shai Feldman  | Emanuele Ottolenghi  | Carl Gershman 
- Centre for Social Cohesion merged in 2011.
- Just Journalism - shared offices.
- Chechnya Peace Forum, co-hosted 'Russia A Year On: Testing Medvedev's Credentials' In the House of Commons on Tuesday 2nd June 2009
- Global Power Europe – is the web log of HJS European Union Section Director James Rogers and offers commentary on developments affecting the European Union.
- Worldview – Presented by The Henry Jackson Society's Executive Director, Alan Mendoza, it was screened weekly on the 18 Doughty Street Talk TV network
- Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP – London branch)
- Campaign for a UN Democracy Caucus.
Contact, References and Resources
- c/o Dr. Brendan Simms
- The Henry Jackson Society
- Cambridge CB2 1RD
- United Kingdom
- Website: www.henryjacksonsociety.org
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6786954801
Internet Archive Wayback Machine, henryjacksonsociety.org
- Wikipedia Henry Jackson Society
- The Henry Jackson Society, Guardian (UK).
- Rightweb Henry Jackson Society Project
Articles & Commentary
- Beth R. Alexander, "'Crying Wolf' over the neoconservatives," UPI (Washington Times), November 22, 2004.
- James Bloodworth, Labour should cut its ties with the illiberal Henry Jackson Society, guardian.co.uk, 20 May 2013.
- David Clark, "The neoconservative temptation beckoning Britain's bitter liberals. For leftists divided by Iraq, tomorrow's launch of a rightwing political society could be a transforming moment," Guardian (UK), 21 November 2005.
- Klaus Dodds and Stuart Elden Thinking Ahead: David Cameron, the Henry Jackson Society and British Neo-conservatism The British Journal of Politics & International Relations Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 347–363, August 2008
- John Feffer, "To Link or Not to Link: The Human Rights Question in North Korea," Foreign Policy in Focus, 19 December 2005.
- James Heartfield, "Humanitarian interventionists dig in. In his new book Anti-Totalitarianism, Oliver Kamm makes a shrill and inconsistent defence of the Iraq war," Spiked Online, December 16, 2005.
- Marko Attila Hoare, The Henry Jackson Society and Douglas Murray, Greater Surbiton, 29 July 2011.
- Marko Attila Hoare, Alan Mendoza’s putsch in the Henry Jackson Society, Greater Surbiton, 13 August 2012.
- Marko Attila Hoare, Alan Mendoza’s Henry Jackson Society and William Shawcross’s Charity Commission, 13 November 2012.
- Marko Attila Hoare, Labour’s shameful links with the anti-immigration right, Left Foot Forward, 7 May 2013.
- Marko Attila Hoare, The degeneration of British neoconservatism, Greater Surbiton, 10 May 2013.
- Marko Attila Hoare, Document: The Henry Jackson Society – Post London Launch Meeting – Minutes – 29 November 2005, Greater Surbiton, 25 May 2013.
- Cédric Housez, "The London-Washington Axis Called Into Question," Bella Ciao, 7 January 2006.
- Sunny Hundal, Jim Murphy and the British neo-cons, Liberal Conspiracy, 14 February 2013.
- Sunny Hundal, Excl: Libdem resigns from controversial think-tank Henry Jackson Society, Liberal Conspiracy, 5 June 2013.
- Fran Kelly, "New Life for Neoconservatism?" ABC Radio News (Australia), 6 January 2006.
- Oliver Kamm, "Recalling Scoop Jackson," Oliver Kamm Blog, 14 April 2005.
- Oliver Kamm, "Henry Jackson's legacy," Oliver Kamm Blog, 28 November 2005.
- Jim Lobe The Henry M. Jackson Society Hosts Friends of Israel in London, Lobelog, July 19th, 2010
- Euan MacDonald, "New neo-conservative society launched in UK," The TransAtlantic Assembly Blog, 23 November 2005.
- "Iran - The Media Fall Into Line" Media Lens, 9 February 2006. (Info on some of the HJS signatories.)
- Alan Mendoza, HJS: Our Values, Henry Jackson Society, 7 May 2013.
- Tom Mills Friends of Israel Initiative: The neoconservatives’ eastern front, Spinwatch, 27 July 2010
- Douglas Murray, A reply to certain critics, spectator.co.uk, 10 May 2013.
- Stephen Pollard, "What’s left, right, centre and neocon all over. A new group shows that the old party political divides have broken down," (The Sunday) Times Online (UK), November 27, 2005.
- "The launch of The Henry Jackson Society," tygerland, November 21, 2005.
- Osama Saeed, "Much to be afraid of in David Cameron," Rolled-up Trousers, 7 December 2005.
- Jai Singh, EXPOSED: Quilliam leadership directly involved with neocon Douglas Murray’s Henry Jackson Society, Loonwatch, 20 December 2013.
- Ben Soffa, Jim Murphy and the British neo-cons, Labourlist, 13 February 2013.
- Gisela Stuart, "Finding Neo. Gisela Stuart argues for a robust foreign policy," Progress (UK), January/February 2006.
- Ros Taylor, "Inside the hawks' nest," Guardian (UK) News Blog, November 22, 2005.
- Letters, "Don't blame 'Scoop' for the neocons," Guardian (UK), 23 November 2005. Including a letter from Alan Mendoza, James Rogers, Gideon Mailer, John Bew and Martyn Frampton of The Henry Jackson Society denying that the society is right wing or 'neoconservative' and from critic Neil Clark
- "The Henry Jackson Society: The high priests of British Neoconservatism," tygerland, 7 February 2006.
- Editorial: "Henry Jackson Society = World War Three," Irish Political Review, December 2005.
- "The Henry Jackson Society" guardian.co.uk, accessed 6 March 2009
- Henry Jackson Society Manifesto, The British Moment: The Case for Democratic Geopolitics in the Twenty-first Century, Amazon.co.uk, Accessed 27-May-2009
- Marko Attila Hoare, Alan Mendoza’s putsch in the Henry Jackson Society, Greater Surbiton, 13 August 2012.
- Internet Archive, Henry Jackson Society, Past Events > The Henry Jackson Society Is Now Launched!, 26 January 2006
- Internet Archive, Henry Jackson Society, Organisational Committee, 26 January 2006
- Internet Archive, henryjacksonsociety.org, 26 January 2006
- Internet Archive, Henry Jackson Society, Past Events > The Cambridge Launch of The Henry Jackson Society, 26 January 2006
- Internet Archive, Henry Jackson Society, Past Events > The Westminster Launch of The Henry Jackson Society, 26 January 2006
- PDF Copy of Charity Commission, Henry Jackson Society > Charity framework [Created 7 September 2010]
- The British Moment, Henry Jackson Society, 10 July 2006.
- Scoop Lives!, The Scrapbook, Weekly Standard, 24 July 2006.
- Henry Jackson Society, Financial Statements made up to 31 December 2007; p.4
- James Rogers, EU Treaty benefits, The Times, 31 July 2007.
- Michael Weiss, LinkedIn, archived via Google Cache, accessed 20 April 2013.
- About, Student Rights - Tackling Extremism on Campus, accessed 19 May 2013.
- ‘Student Rights’ group exposed, London Student, 1 March 2010, accessed 19 May 2013.
- Raheem Kassam, Linkedin, accessed 19 May 2013.
- THE HENRY JACKSON SOCIETY, Charity Commission, accessed 13 November 2012.
- 1113948 - THE HENRY JACKSON SOCIETY PROJECT FOR DEMOCRATIC GEOPOLITICS, Charity Commission, accessed 13 November 2012.
- The Centre for Social Cohesion joins with The Henry Jackson Society, Centre for Social Cohesion, 8 April 2011.
- Marko Attila Hoare, The Henry Jackson Society and Douglas Murray, Greater Surbiton, 29 July 2011.
- Sponsorship ofHenry Jackson Society project on Capitalism in the 21stCentury „Better Markets, Better Values‟, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London, 13 October 2011.
- Staff, Henry Jackson Initiative, accessed 8 April 2013.
- Michael Weiss, Intervention in Syria? An Assessment of Legality, Logistics and Hazards, Henry Jackson Society, December 2011.
- HJS Open Letter to Prime Minister Cameron Calls for Safe Area and No-Fly Zone in Syria, Henry Jackson Society, 15 February 2012, archived at GEES.org.
- Statement of Principles
- Neil Clark, 'Cameron is no moderate: He supports the Iraq war and tax cuts, opposes EU social policies and has neocon associations', The Guardian Monday 24 October 2005.
- Brendan Simms, What is the Henry Jackson Society?, Social Affairs Unit, 28 July 2006.
- Internet Archive, [http://web.archive.org/web/20060126204321/http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/ Henry Jackson Society, Organising Committee, 26 January 2006]
- Contact & Trustees, Henry Jackson Society, Charity Commission, accessed 13 November 2012.
- Source: Henry Jackson Society Signatories of the Statement of Principles
- HJS People, Henry Jackson Society, accessed 3 August 2012
- Advisory Council, Henry Jackson Society, accessed 3 August 2012
- HJS Event: North Korea's freedom agenda: How past example can lead to future resolution, 16 October 2008.
- Life Imitating Art: Will the 'West Wing election' mirror reality or can we expect a surprise result?, HJS Event, 8 October 2008, House of Commons. Room facilitated by Bruce George.
- Trends of Terror: Looking to the Future, 2 October 2008. Room facilitated by Lord Harris of Haringey
- Fighting Religious Radicalism in a Secular Age, 23 September 2008. Room facilitated by Nadine Dorries
- US Foreign Policy & Democracy Promotion, 16 September 2008. Room facilitated by Denis MacShane
- [Arabic Language Media and Extremism: Challenges & Opportunities], Event Date: 15 September 2008. Room facilitated by Theresa Villiers.
- Henry Jackson Society event: "After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy", House of Commons, 10 July 2008. Room facilitated by Stephen Crabb
- Henry Jackson Society event: "UK Counter–Radicalisation Strategy: A shift from accommodation to confrontation?", House of Commons, 2 July 2008. Room facilitated by Stephen Hammond. Event co-sponsored by the Centre for Social Cohesion. Present at the event: Anthony Glees, Gary Kent. There were several diplomats present: Dr. Moto (Japanese embassy), and a Danish representative working on Muslim radicalization in Denmark.
- Event at House of Commons: "Obama, McCain and US Policy in the Middle East", 30 June 2008. Commons room obtained thanks to: Chris Bryant
- Event at House of Commons, 26 June 2008. Commons room obtained thanks to: Gisela Stewart
- Event at House of Commons, 23 June 2008. Commons room obtained thanks to: Gisela Stewart
- Event at House of Commons, 11 June 2008. Commons room obtained thanks to: Bob Laxton
- Event at House of Commons, 22 May 2008. Speech co-hosted by the Centre for Social Cohesion; Commons room obtained thanks to: Patrick Mercer
- Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World, Lecture 21 May 2008, NB: By kind invitation of Tony Baldry MP
- Liberal Democratic Challenge to the UN: A League of Democracies? event: 19 May 2008; Accessed: 14 May 2008. Notice that Cushman suggests that there is a "liberal" challenge to the UN. In reality, the UN and its human rights arm are a pet hate of the neocons and zionists. A more sincere title would be "A Neocon challenge to the UN".
- The Powers to Lead - Effective Leadership in the 21st Century
- The US Presidential Election and Foreign Policy – event 7 May 2008; Accessed: 14 May 2008. NB: venue was sponsored "by kind invitation of Mike Gapes MP".
- Battling the Misconceptions in the War of Ideas Against Islamism, 11 March 2008
- HJS announcement for:"Russia Post-Presidential Election" 17 March 2008
- Iraq Policy and Extremism: An Iraqi Perspective, Undated, Accessed: 1 March 2008
- Iran After the National Intelligence Estimate, 5 March 2008.
- On Counterinsurgency: How to win in the age of asymmetric warfare, 26 February 2008.
- Lessons from Progress in Iraq, 25 February 2008
- Israel and the Palestinians Post Annapolis & Bush's Middle East Visit, 18 February 2008
- Iran's Nuclear File - What can Europe do?, HJS, 6 February 2008.
- A Forward Strategy for Democracy Promotion in 2008 and Beyond, 21 January 2008.
- HJS Event Transcript: Farah Pandith, HJS, 27 December 2007
- HJS Event Transcript: John Bolton, HJS, 24 December 2007
- HJS Event Transcript: Ariel Cohen, HJS, 24 December 2007
- HJS Event Transcript: Raymond Tanter, HJS, 28 December 2007
- Chechnya Peace Forum Events, accessed 4 September 2010
- Global Power Europe (Accessed: 1 March 2008)
- Worldview(Accessed: 1 March 2008)
- YPFP London (Accessed: 1 March 2008)
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