Upcoming Events

Videos and transcripts from our past events are available below.


Mustafa Akyol (October 18)

Kerry Gershaneck (October 27)

Previous Events:

Iraqi Freedom Confronts Iranian Domination

Total Competition: The China Challenge in the South China Sea

Is Peace Possible in Afghanistan?

How does the Russo-Chinese Alliance Threaten U.S. Interests and Allies?

How Terrorist Groups End

Becoming Europe: Economic Culture, Decline, and How America Can Avoid a European Future

Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization

Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy

Indonesia’s Muslim Counter Radicalization Movements

The Ongoing War in the Persian Gulf: Why Does It Matter to the US?

Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom

The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

ISIS' Leaderless Revolution And The Sri Lanka Attacks

Which Revolution Will Succeed in Sudan?

Caliphaters and Apocalyptic Jihad

The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World

Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan's Religious Minorities

US Strategy in the Middle East till 2020: Will it Work?

The Future of the War on Terror – ISIS and After

The Fertile Crescent After ISIS – Between Russia, Iran and Israel

How to Identify Jihadi-Salafists Through Their Ideology, Practices, and Methodology

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness

The Sorrows of Egypt, Revisited

Not What Went Wrong, but Why it Went Wrong

Terrorism and Subversion on the Homefront

The Challenge of Islam to the Catholic Church

The Battle of Narratives: Adversarial Exploitation of the Digital World

The Role of the Mosque and the Challenge to the Church

Update on Afghanistan: A Security Briefing

Islam and the Church Today: Understanding the Challenge of Islam to the United States

The OIC and the Islamist Agenda

Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West

Update on Sudan: The Christian-Muslim Nexus

The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

The Islamic State Attacks Indonesia - And its 'Middle Way'

Closing of the Muslim Mind

Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong

The Role of Religion in the Battle Space Since 9/11

Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

Lessons from the Cold War

Eyewitness to Christian Persecution in Nigeria's Kaduna Region

Stephen Ulph: Islamism and Totalitarianism

Diplomacy in the Modern Era

David Goldman: Will China overtake the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?

Shmuel Bar: The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years

Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda's Most Powerful Ally

The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

Political-Ideological Warfare in Integrated Strategy, and its Basis in an Assessment of Soviet Reality

Chen Guangcheng: Civil Rights in China

Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror

How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

Evolution in Islamic insurgency in Asia

The Heart of Religious Freedom

Evolution in Islamic insurgency in Asia

The History of Jihad

The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda

Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism

Agus Widjojo

Ahmet Yayla

America's Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine

In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban

Wael Farouq: Arab Identities and Tribal Culture

Jack Dziak

Patrick Clawson

Daniel Brubaker

What are the Prospects for Real Reform in Saudi Arabia?

Alberto Fernandez

Immigration and the Preservation of European Culture

The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Afghan-Pakistan Frontier

The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology

After ISIS: The Future of Iraq in the Hands of Iran

Underestimating Sudan and What That Means to the Region, the U.S., and the World

Israel: How Was David Made into Goliath? How the World Turned Against Israel

Understanding Islamist Radical Terrorism

The Security Challenges for Lebanon and the Surrounding Area

The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women's Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq

Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists, How Are they Recruited, What Can We Do?

End of Christianity in the Cradle of Christendom?: A Report from Northern Iraq after ISIS

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

The Drivers of Russian Strategy in the Middle East

Civil Rights in China

Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror

Eyewitness to Christian Persecution in Nigeria's Kaduna Region

iWar: War And Peace In The Information Age

Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump

How the Iranian Revolution Changed the Role of the Shia Clergy

Suzanne Scholte - The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea

Suzanne Scholte - The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea

The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of "Jihadistans" in the Next Five Years

Next Steps in Immigration and National Security: The Global Response

The Sunni Response to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Toward MAD or Stability?

How the Internet Developed the Global Jihadi Movement

Winning Battles, Losing Wars: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

Fall of Turkey

Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

What Was Islamic Culture and What Happened to It?

Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities

Suzanne Scholte (English language transcript)

Sebastian Gorka: America and Irregular Warfare

Celina Realuyo: Defunding ISIS and Other Terrorists

Celina Realuyo: Combating Terrorist Financing And Illicit Networks

The Future of Islamism in Egypt

Turkey, the Coup, and ISIS

Terrorism: a political, military danger or a cultural, ideological challenge?

The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Any Hope?

Fighting for Victory Against Islamism: A Muslim Blueprint for the West

Congressman Frank Wolf on Boko Haram

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Infringing on Free Speech

The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

How to Define ISIS and How Morocco is Fighting It

Defenseless in the Face of our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam

How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It

Obama's Leading From Behind: The National Security Consequences

Turkey Returns to Jihad: Gülen & the Gülen Movement

Christian Genocide: Evidence for Its Designation and Saving Christianity in Iraq

Weak Points in the Ideology of Jihad

Sebastian Gorka: A New American Strategy

Katharine Gorka: The OIC's Political Warfare

Countering Subversion: Lessons from History

A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East

Information Operations

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Mobilizational Power of Ideology

The Importance of Muslim Reformers

Psychology and Ideology of Islamic Extremism

Iranian Strategic Influence in the Hemisphere

What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future

How Iran Fuels ISIS

Iran's Global Ambition

National Security and the Islamic State: Foreign and Domestic

Geopolitics of the Jihadi Threat: Assessment of ISIS and Iran's Strategies

Lasting and Expanding: The Next Generation of Jihad and Global Warfare