Understanding Islamist Radical Terrorism

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Indonesia contains the world’s largest Muslim population. Yet insufficient attention has been paid to how it sees the threat of radical Islam, a subject that Wibawanto Nugroho has studied deeply. He has served in … Continue reading



Celina Realuyo: Defunding ISIS and Other Terrorists

Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker Celina Realuyo is Professor of Practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University where she focuses on U.S. national security, illicit networks, transnational organized crime, … Continue reading



The Future of Islamism in Egypt

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Samuel Tadros is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, where he researches the rise of Islamist movements in the Middle East and its implications for religious freedom … 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



How to Define ISIS and How Morocco is Fighting It

ISIS is a cult – a very specific type of cult The media and the current U.S. administration have struggled since 2014 to define ISIS. Some have said they are not Islamic at all, which, while well-meaning, seems to fail … Continue reading



Defenseless in the Face of our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam

Watch his speaker playlist Our legal architecture for fighting the infiltration of radical Islam is stuck in a pre-1993 Cold War framework. That framework prohibits the exclusion of aliens on the grounds of ideological animus against the U.S. as opposed … Continue reading



Psychology and Ideology of Islamic Extremism

The Psychology and Ideology of Islamic Extremism Dr. Tawfik Hamid September 6, 2013 Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an expert in cognitive psychology, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. … 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



National Security and the Islamic State: Foreign and Domestic

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. John M. Poindexter most recently served as Director of the Information Awareness Office (IAO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Poindexter served as National Security Advisor and Deputy … Continue reading



Lone Wolf Shooters – Briefing on August 25th 9:00 – 10:30 am

Attacks and plots perpetrated by lone-wolf shooters and small cells are on the rise as more radicalized individuals are responding to al Qaida’s call for “individual jihad”.