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

Will China overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower? David Goldman Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker David Goldman is an American economist, music critic, and author, best known for his series of online essays in the … Continue reading



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

The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years Shmuel BarMarch 15, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the … Continue reading



Ahmet Yayla

How Turkey Sees Its Role in the World and What it Means for the U.S.  Ahmet S. Yayla 7:30 pm-8:45 pm (April 25, 2018) Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the … Continue reading



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

The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women’s Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq Sarwah Abdulwahed Qadir 7:30 pm-8:45 pmSeptember 13, 2017 Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker In 2014, Sarwah won a seat in … Continue reading



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

The Sunni Response to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Toward MAD or Stability? Robert McFarlane March 1, 2017 Robert “Bud” McFarlane was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1985. Transcript Robert R. Reilly: Our … Continue reading



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

Winning Battles, Losing Wars: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East Michael Eisenstadt February 1, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Military and Security Studies Program. … Continue reading



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

A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East Walid Phares BAUI University Provost and Director for international studies. September 6, 2013 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room HVC 201RSVP: info@westminster-institute.org Dr. Walid Phares, who served as a foreign … Continue reading



Iran’s Global Ambition

Iran’s Global Ambition Ilan Berman Wednesday, March 2, 2016   Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the … Continue reading