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Britain needs Stronger Intelligence Cooperation with India ICFS

Britain needs Stronger Intelligence Cooperation with India

Intelligence cooperation between the UK and India has a long history and remains a key component of the bilateral relationship. Like most intelligence relationships, there have been moments of highs and lows. However, moving ahead, the quality of this relationship can be strengthened by infusing a sense of equality into a relationship that has hitherto …

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Why Ukraine and the West must resist Putin’s fuzzy logic ICFS

Why Ukraine and the West must resist Putin’s fuzzy logic

This is part one of a three-part response to the Carlson-Putin interview.   The United Kingdom for all intents and purposes is at war with Russia.  Underlying all other points this must never be forgotten. To my mind Tucker Carlson has pulled off the interview of the year. He allowed Putin to speak, and some have …

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India, Israel and the economic consequences of terror

If post-terror history has anything to teach us, it’s that Israel is set to see a sharp economic downturn. With over 300,000 reservists being drafted for military duty, Israel’s skilled workforce has been squeezed by 15%. India has remained a steadfast ally to Israel and proves that counter-terrorism can be coupled with economic growth. If …

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Why we shouldn’t forget what made us rich.

Milton Freedman once wrote “the political system is not inclined to bring about policies that would reduce the scope of government. Politicians win elections by promising benefits, not by imposing burdens.” What Freedman was suggesting was a simple truth, namely that the democratic tendency is always for the state to keep growing by venturing into …

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Hamas: righteous resistance or genocidal terrorists?

Those of us who want to see a free Palestine, eventually controlling its own borders, are left distraught by the antisemitism ripping through our British cities. The potential to irrevocably damage support for a two-state solution for Palestine is there. Meanwhile, Hamas’s  genocidal attack on 7 October has destroyed whatever claim to be a “resistance …

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Appeasing Hamas: why we need muscular liberalism

“Footage of the pro-Palestine protests indicates that these protests are not just for Palestine but are acting as spaces within which forms of Islamist fascism breathe” Head of our UK-India Desk, Charlotte Littlewood provides comment to The Article addressing the 324% rise in Antisemitism in the UK, how we got here and how we can move …

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Mutual respect and understanding needed in UK-India relations

What prompts the negative sentiment towards India across British society, spanning from parliamentarians to media outlets? Could this perhaps be attributed to a lingering colonial legacy, an inability to view India as a partner rather than a former subject? In this opinion piece, written by ICfS Head of UK-India relation, Charlotte Littlewood, she discussed Britain’s …

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