Alberto Fernandez: Reinventing an American International Broadcasting Network to the Arab World
Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez is President of the Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN). MBN provides news and information in Arabic to the Middle East and North Africa. He was a Foreign Service Officer from 1983 to 2015 and served as the State Department’s Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.
In his new book, Egyptian scholar Wael Farouq addresses such issues as tribal culture in Arab identity, the invention of the Caliphate, and the history and the role of the fatwā, including an analysis of what European Muslims are looking for as shown in their requests for fatwās today.
Ahmet S. Yayla: How Turkey Sees Its Role in the World and What That Means for the U.S.
Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is an Adjunct Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He was the Chief of Counterterrorism and Operations for the Turkish National Police with a 20-year career interviewing terrorists.
In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban
Dr. Daniel R. Green is a Defense Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy focusing on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and stability operations in the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a reserve officer with the U.S. Navy and most recently served in Iraq (2015-2016) as a tribal and political engagement officer in Baghdad.