The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited as a member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, the most violent Jihadi … Continue reading



Closing of the Muslim Mind

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has taught at National Defense University (2007), and served in the Office of The Secretary of … Continue reading



The Role of Religion in the Battle Space Since 9/11

The Role of Religion in the Battle Space Since 9/11 Patrick Sookhdeo May 25, 2011 Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Ph.D. D.D. is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, … Continue reading



Shmuel Bar: The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years

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



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



The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Sebastian Gorka May 25, 2011 Watch his speaker playlist Dr. Sebastian Gorka is former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President (2017) and author of the best-selling book, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. His new book is Why … Continue reading



Evolution in Islamic insurgency in Asia

About the speaker Dr. Jeff Moore is CEO of Muir Analytics, a private threat intelligence company. Dr. Moore was a professor of Counter Terror and Counterinsurgency at National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs. He is the author of … Continue reading



The History of Jihad

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The … Continue reading



The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda

About the speaker Dr. Christopher C. Harmon is the lead author or editor of four books on terrorism and counterterrorism, including A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism & Counterterrorism and Toward A Grand Strategy Against Terrorism. His new book, The Terrorist Argument, will be available for purchase … Continue reading



The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology

About the speaker Author Ibn Warraq‘s most recent book is The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology. In it, he takes the dogmas of jihadists seriously and critically examines the Islamic sources upon which they draw. … Continue reading