The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind Tawfik Hamid December 12, 2018 Watch his speaker playlist here Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited … Continue reading



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

The Islamic State Attacks Indonesia – And its ‘Middle Way’ James Clad November 28, 2018 Watch his speaker playlist here James Clad is Senior Fellow for Asia at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington DC. He is also a … Continue reading



Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim MindRobert R. ReillyOctober 17, 2016 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 … Continue reading



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

Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it WrongRobert R. ReillyFebruary 9, 2016 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 … 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

The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years Shmuel BarMarch 15, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the … Continue reading



Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally

Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally Harun Maruf November 14 Watch his Speaker Playlist here Harun Maruf is a reporter and writer at VOA Africa Division with an extensive experience in working in conflict zones. He … Continue reading



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

Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on TerrorAli JalaliApril 26, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist here Ambassador Ali Jalali is currently serving as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Germany and designated Special Envoy to NATO. He served as Interior Minister … Continue reading



Evolution in Islamic insurgency in Asia

Evolution in Islamic insurgency in Asia Dr. Jeff Moore September 20, 2018 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 … Continue reading