Iraq: Past, Present, and Pivotal Future

Iraq: Past, Present, and Pivotal FutureHassan Mneimneh, (June 25, 2020) Transcript available below About the speaker Hassan Mneimneh is Principal at Middle East Alternatives in Washington DC. He is Scholar at the Middle East Institute and Contributing Editor at Fikra … 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 Future of the War on Terror – ISIS and After

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for … 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



Wael Farouq: Arab Identities and Tribal Culture

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker In his new book, Egyptian scholar Wael Farouq addresses such issues as tribal culture in Arab identity, the invention of the Caliphate, and the history and the role of the fatwā, including an analysis of what … 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 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, September 13, 2017) Transcript available below Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker In 2014, Sarwah won a seat in … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Dr. Michael Ledeen’s new book, Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), is co-authored with Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It(Nibras Kazimi, June 1, 2016) Transcript available below About the speaker Nibras Kazimi‘s blog, Talisman Gate, was one of the most riveting Iraqi blogs written from Baghdad in … Continue reading



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

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Kanan Makiya, born in Baghdad, is the author of the best-selling Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq, the book that put Saddam Hussein’s Ba’thist regime in the crosshairs. His new book, … Continue reading



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