How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, … Continue reading



Ahmet Yayla

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the book, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is the former Deputy Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent … 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



Turkey, the Coup, and ISIS

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the book, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is former Deputy Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism … Continue reading



Turkey Returns to Jihad: Gülen & the Gülen Movement

Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker Clare M. Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, is the co-author of the recently published book Gülen and the Gülenist Movement: Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and … Continue reading