James Clad: The Islamic State Attacks Indonesia – And its ‘Middle Way’
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 2002-10, he served as US deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia (including Australasia and the Pacific islands).
Harun Maruf: Inside Al Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally
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 affairs issues. He secured the first radio interview with the late American jihadist Omar Hammami.
How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media
Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, EU Harmonization Committee, and the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the IT Sector and the Internet. Dr. Erdemir is an outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights, and religious freedoms in the Middle East.
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 "The Thai Way of Counterinsurgency" and "Spies for Nimitz: Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War."
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 Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and The Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).