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



Political-Ideological Warfare in Integrated Strategy, and its Basis in an Assessment of Soviet Reality

Political-Ideological Warfare in Integrated Strategy, and its Basis in an Assessment of Soviet Reality John Lenczowski May 25, 2011 Watch his speaker playlist John Lenczowski is founder and president of The Institute of World Politics, an independent graduate school 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



Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Joseph Braude is the author of Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism. The book was greeted with the following accolade from Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, one of the finest Arab journalists and former General … Continue reading



Agus Widjojo

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Lieutenant General TNI Agus Widjojo (Army; Ret.) is currently the Governor of the Indonesian National Resilience Institute – a ministerial-level agency directly under the President of Indonesia.  General Widjojo, along with Lieutenant General S.B. Yudhoyono (Indonesian … Continue reading



Wael Farouq: Arab Identities and Tribal Culture

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker In his new book, Egyptian scholar Wael Farouq addresses such issues as tribal culture in Arab identity, the invention of the Caliphate, and the history and the role of the fatwā, including an analysis of what … Continue reading



Daniel Brubaker

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Daniel Brubaker, PhD, is a scholar of Qurʾan manuscripts of the 7th-10th centuries AD, the earliest period of the book’s existence. He defended his doctoral dissertation titled “Intentional Changes in Qurʾan Manuscripts” and was awarded his PhD … 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



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