Inside Iran: What Forces Will Decide its Future, and How?

Inside Iran: What Forces Will Decide its Future, and How? (Mehdi Khalaji, February 27, 2020) Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Mehdi Khalaji is the Libitzky Family fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on the politics of Iran and Shiite groups … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia’s Unpredictable Future

Saudi Arabia’s Unpredictable Future(Dr. Ali Alyami, January 8, 2020) About the speaker Dr. Ali Alyami is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, based in Washington, D. C. He is a native of … Continue reading

Iraqi Freedom Confronts Iranian Domination

Iraqi Freedom Confronts Iranian Domination (Bilal Wahab, December 10, 2019) Transcript available below About the speaker Dr. Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he focuses on governance in the … Continue reading

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

About the speaker David Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the … Continue reading

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

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

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

About the speaker Michael Pregent is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer with more than 28 years of experience working security, terrorism, counter-insurgency, and policy issues in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. He served in Desert Shield … Continue reading

The Security Challenges for Lebanon and the Surrounding Area

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Major General Abbas Ibrahim is head of Lebanon’s Directorate of General Security (DGS), which Asharq al-Awsat calls “The Eyes and Ears of the Lebanese State.” He is a highly decorated officer with first-hand … Continue reading

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