Obama Leading From Behind: Consequences For National Security
Richard Miniter is the CEO of American Media Institute, a New York Times bestselling author, and a national security columnist for Forbes. His seventh book, Leading From Behind, examines the consequences of Obama's foreign policies. Miniter will discuss key decisions of the past eight years and the damage inflicted by America's departure from leadership on the world stage. He also authored Mastermind: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
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 its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad.” Fethullah Gülen is the head of a vast political network in Turkey that promotes theocracy and has infiltrated the Turkish state. Gülen lives in the U.S. where he has established a significant number of charter schools.
Andrew Doran is co-founder of In Defense of Christians (IDC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and preservation of Christians in the Middle East. Doran presented IDC's new, nearly-300 page report on the ongoing genocide in the Middle East, which was presented to Secretary of State John Kerry, and the next steps necessary to preserve at-risk Christian communities in Iraq.
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, The Rope, (which will be available for signing) is an unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion. In 2003, Makiya founded the Iraq Memory Foundation, an NGO based in Baghdad and the US dedicated to documenting and overcoming the legacy of evil from Saddam’s regime.
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 and Desert Storm, served as a liaison officer in Egypt during the 2000 Intifada, as a counter-insurgency intelligence officer at CENTCOM in 2001, and as a company commander in Afghanistan in 2002.