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



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



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



The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women’s Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq

The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women’s Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq(Sarwah Abdulwahed Qadir, September 13, 2017) Transcript available below Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker In 2014, Sarwah won a seat in … Continue reading



End of Christianity in the Cradle of Christendom?: A Report from Northern Iraq after ISIS

Watch David Eubank’s Speaker Playlist Watch Frank Wolf’s Speaker Playlist About the speaker David Eubank, former U.S. Army Ranger and Special Forces officer and founder of the Free Burma Rangers, discussed his time spent on the front lines of the … Continue reading



Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension(Mark Helprin, June 28, 2017) Transcript available below About the speaker Educated at Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Center for Middle Eastern Studies), Princeton, and Oxford, novelist Mark … Continue reading



Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities

Special Eyewitness Briefing: Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities(Sister Diana Momeka, December 7, 2016) Transcript available below Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker Eyewitness Dominican Sister Diana Momeka, during a hearing before Congress in 2015, testified: “Uprooted … Continue reading



How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Nibras Kazimi‘s blog, Talisman Gate, was one of the most riveting Iraqi blogs written from Baghdad in the midst of its drama and turmoil and was renowned for its acute political insight. He has … Continue reading



What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Kanan Makiya, born in Baghdad, is the author of the best-selling Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq, the book that put Saddam Hussein’s Ba’thist regime in the crosshairs. His new book, … Continue reading