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



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



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

About the speaker Robert “Bud” McFarlane was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1985. Transcript Robert R. Reilly: Our speaker tonight needs very little introduction because of his distinguished reputation and you know of course of … Continue reading



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

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. A specialist in Persian Gulf and Arab-Israeli security affairs, he has published widely on irregular and … Continue reading



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

ISIS is not merely a terrorist organization, it is a malicious idea. ISIS and Al Qaeda have the same ideological underpinning. We need to confront this pernicious thinking with an enlightened, open-minded thought – one that accepts The Other and … Continue reading



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

Watch his playlist here About the speaker Andrew Doran is co-founder of In Defense of Christians (IDC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and preservation of Christians in the Middle East. He will present IDC’s new, nearly-300 page … Continue reading



Iran’s Global Ambition

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 Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has … Continue reading