Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally

Watch his Speaker Playlist here About the speaker Harun Maruf is a reporter and writer at VOA Africa Division with an extensive experience in working in conflict zones. He also covers security, extremism, piracy, human rights, politics and other current … Continue reading



Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ambassador Ali Jalali served as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Germany and designated Special Envoy to NATO. He served as Interior Minister from 2003-2005, overseeing the creation of a trained force of 50,000 Afghan … 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



In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban

About the speaker Dr. Daniel R. Green is a Defense Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy focusing on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and stability operations in the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a reserve officer with the … Continue reading



The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Afghan-Pakistan Frontier

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Hassan Abbas is Professor of International Security Studies and Chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies at National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs (CISA). Aside from his expertise on … Continue reading



Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Clifford D. May is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute focusing on national security created immediately following the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States. … Continue reading