Syrian Christian Leaders in Washington

From January 26-29, 2014, the Westminster Institute and Barnabas Aid hosted a delegation of Syrian Christian leaders in Washington, D.C., in order to raise awareness of the humanitarian catastrophe that the Syrian conflict has become, and to explore concrete steps … Continue reading



One thousand Days Since the Uprising in Syria: The Battle for the Qalamoun

By Rev. Dr. Riad Jarjour December 23, 2013 A few days past the 1000th day since the uprising started in Syria… After nearly three months of popular protests, June 2011 marked a drastic turn in what had been peaceful demands … Continue reading



Information Operations: Successes and Failures

By Robert R. Reilly From my experiences in the Cold War and since 9/11, I have formulated a few brief principles for the conduct of wars of ideas. First, do not go into a war of ideas unless you understand … Continue reading



Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders.

Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders. The delegation was led by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Chairman of the Board of the Westminster Institute, and retired Major General Paul Vallely, US Army. … Continue reading



Stephen Ulph Releases Major New Study on Boko Haram

Stephen Ulph, one of the West’s most insightful scholars of both jihadist and reformist narratives, has just published a study on the Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram.  Ulph sets out to explain the ideological and doctrinal underpinnings of Boko Haram, … Continue reading



Al Qaeda’s failed 2000 hijacking: Recent analysis by Judicial Watch has important lessons for today

Al Qaeda’s failed 2000 hijacking:  Recent analysis by Judicial Watch has important lessons for today In 2002, the government watchdog agency Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request as part of their research into AQ and U.S. … Continue reading



Re-engaging in the War of Ideas: Lessons from the Active Measures Working Group

For all who are concerned about the Islamist threat, these are not happy days.  Our government is not only supporting Islamist groups abroad, but here at home seems to be allowing Islamists to dictate national security policy.  Most infamously, they … Continue reading



Lafif Lakhdar: Is Vatican II a Model for Islamic Reform?

In a new article, the French-Tunisian intellectual Lafif Lakhdar argues that Islam is in need of an “historic re-foundation,” and that the model for that refoundation is Vatican II.  One reason he sees in Vatican II a model for Islamic reform is Pope John … Continue reading



The Political Warfare Campaign Against U.S. Counter-Terrorism Experts

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has laid out a strategy for preventing reference to terrorism in association with Islam. They are targeting training and education for the military and law enforcement, and pursueing their strategy by working through NGOs, think … Continue reading



What Are We Teaching Our Soldiers Besides the Shahada?

A storm is brewing over changes the Obama administration has made to counter-terrorism training.  In the fall the administration initiated a widespread review of training and trainers, which resulted in the blacklisting of many trainers, the censoring of training materials, … Continue reading