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



Israel: How Was David Made into Goliath? How the World Turned Against Israel

Israel: How Was David Made into Goliath? How the World Turned Against Israel Joshua Muravchik Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Dr. Joshua Muravchik is a Distinguished Fellow at the World Affairs Institute and teaches at the Institute of World … Continue reading



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



The Security Challenges for Lebanon and the Surrounding Area

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Major General Abbas Ibrahim is head of Lebanon’s Directorate of General Security (DGS), which Asharq al-Awsat calls “The Eyes and Ears of the Lebanese State.” He is a highly decorated officer with first-hand … Continue reading



Push and Pull of Religious Extremism: Who Are the Terrorists, How Are they Recruited, What Can We Do?

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker David Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning … Continue reading



Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities

Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker Eyewitness Dominican Sister Diana Momeka, during a hearing before Congress in 2015, testified: “Uprooted and forcefully displaced, we have realized that ISIS’s plan is to evacuate the land of Christians and wipe the earth clean … Continue reading



Sebastian Gorka: America and Irregular Warfare

Sebastian Gorka: America and Irregular Warfare August 28, 2013 6729 Curran St., 7:30-8:45 pm Watch his speaker playlist 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: … 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



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