The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

About the speaker Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance. Born and raised in Iran, Saeed earned his Ph.D. … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the analytic and operational positions in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. Since the mid … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly spoke to the Military History Legion at The University Club on February 9. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has … Continue reading



Lessons from the Cold War

Lessons from the Cold War Prof. John Moore, President Emeritus, Grove City College, Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation May 25, 2011 About the speaker Dr. John H. Moore served as President of Grove City College from 1996 to 2003. … Continue reading



Diplomacy in the Modern Era

Diplomacy in the Modern Era Robert R. Reilly May 25, 2011 Robert R. Reilly is director of the Westminster Institute. He has been on the board since its founding. In his 25 years of government service, he has taught at … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the analytic and operational positions in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. Since the mid … Continue reading



Ahmet Yayla

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the book, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is the former Deputy Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent … Continue reading



America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine

America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine Sebastian GorkaAugust 14, 2018 Video available on C-SPAN About the speaker Dr. Sebastian Gorka is former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President (2017) and author of the best-selling book, Defeating Jihad: The … Continue reading



Patrick Clawson

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute, where he directs the Iran Security Initiative, a flagship program focused on assessing the many points of challenge Iran poses to U.S. … Continue reading



Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension Mark Helprin June 28, 2017 About the speaker Novelist Mark Helprin has written about defense and foreign relations for fifty years and advised officials at the highest levels from the … Continue reading