Think Tanks

Middle East

2 Nov 2009 13:35:00

The dangers of revolutionary Islamist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir


"Hizb Ut-Tahrir - Ideology and Strategy" (PDF)

Authors: Houriya Ahmed and Hannah Stuart

Publication date: November 2009

A report researching the Islamic extremist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir who, according to the report's authors, seek to establish an expansionist super-state in Muslim-majority countries and seek to unify Muslims worldwide into one political bloc.

31 Oct 2009 15:34:00

Adam Holloway MP calls for new thinking on Afghanistan


"In Blood Stepp'd in Too Far - Towards a Realistic Policy for Afghanistan" (PDF)

Author: Adam Holloway MP

Publication date: 31 October 2009

The author argues that the NATO presence in Afghanistan is not supported by a majority of Afghans and is making attacks on the UK by Al Qaeda more likely not less. The paper calls for a smaller NATO force committed to supporting tribal structures, forging a spirit of reconciliation and addressing the regional tensions between India and Pakistan.

23 Mar 2009 14:58:00

A fairer share of the burden in Afghanistan

Henry Jackson

"The NATO Alliance in Afghanistan - A Fair Share of the Burden?" (PDF)

Author: Peter Cannon

Publication date: 23 March 2009

This report calls for NATO countries other than the UK and the US to take more of the burden for fighting the Taliban. The author believes the over-reliance on UK and US forces in Afghanistan is endangering the outcome of the mission and the long term stability of NATO.