About Alan Mendoza

Alan Mendoza is executive director of the Henry Jackson Society.

2019 Articles

This House divided must act with honour, stop hiding, and seek a new mandate from the people
This House divided must act with honour, stop hiding, and seek a new mandate from the people
At times of crisis, it is sometimes tempting to seek solace in scripture. As the US Civil War approached in [...]
October 24, 2019
However worthy their cause may be, eco-rebels are not above the law
However worthy their cause may be, eco-rebels are not above the law
Imagine a city in the grip of a crime wave, where the hard-pressed police have to draft in officers from [...]
October 17, 2019
Trump’s troop withdrawal will put Syrian Kurds in danger
Trump’s troop withdrawal will put Syrian Kurds in danger
Not many people would cite President Donald Trump as an example of reasoned and level-headed foreign policy making.  With fingers [...]
October 9, 2019
Ignore the parades, China has no claim to any kind of greatness
Ignore the parades, China has no claim to any kind of greatness
Seventy years ago this week, Chairman Mao Zedong inaugurated the People’s Republic of China after his decisive victory in the [...]
October 3, 2019
Watch out for the unintended ripples of the Supreme Court verdict
Watch out for the unintended ripples of the Supreme Court verdict
There are times in the life of a nation when a single decision made by an authority can have ramifications [...]
September 25, 2019
The west can no longer afford to ignore Iranian aggression
The west can no longer afford to ignore Iranian aggression
The most curious question about last weekend’s destruction of Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure was not who carried it out, or [...]
September 19, 2019
The anti-Boris establishment has learnt the wrong lesson from the rise of Nazism
The anti-Boris establishment has learnt the wrong lesson from the rise of Nazism
Never ones to shy away from controversy, Britain’s venerable BBC has recently decided to tantalise viewers of its new documentary, [...]
September 11, 2019
MPs have only themselves to blame for the Brexit mess we’re in
MPs have only themselves to blame for the Brexit mess we’re in
On 23 June 2016, the British people voted narrowly, but with a clear margin nonetheless, to leave the European Union.  [...]
September 4, 2019
The Brexit hysteria is misplaced – humans have always adapted and moved forwards
The Brexit hysteria is misplaced – humans have always adapted and moved forwards
There is a profound oddity about the whole of the Brexit process which rears its ugly head on a continual [...]
August 21, 2019
The reality behind the benign China myth has been laid bare
The reality behind the benign China myth has been laid bare
For some time now, the British people have been sold a lie. It is a whopper of epic proportions, and [...]
August 14, 2019
Maybe this will be the time that the US finally gets over its love affair with guns
Maybe this will be the time that the US finally gets over its love affair with guns
Even Donald Trump, for once, didn’t appear to believe what he was saying. “Mental illness and hate pull the trigger, [...]
August 7, 2019
A box office approach to leadership could yet break the Brexit deadlock
A box office approach to leadership could yet break the Brexit deadlock
A week into Hurricane Boris, and the impact of its arrival shows no signs of abating, nor does its box [...]
July 31, 2019
Churchill was the leader that Britain needed at the time – could Boris be the same?
Churchill was the leader that Britain needed at the time – could Boris be the same?
The new Prime Minister had never been short of confidence about his own abilities. On the day of his ascension [...]
July 25, 2019
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Let Apollo 11 be an inspiration, mankind can achieve the impossible
Fifty years ago this week, in one of the seminal moments in the history of humanity, man landed on the [...]
July 17, 2019