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



The Islamic State Attacks Indonesia – And its ‘Middle Way’

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker James Clad is Senior Fellow for Asia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington DC. He is also a senior adviser for Asia at the CNA Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. During … 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



Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly spoke to the Military History Legion at The University Club on February 9. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has … 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



Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Editor, Long War Journal, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies A One-Day Conference: May 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Key Bridge … 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



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

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ambassador Ali Jalali is currently serving 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 … 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