Mansour al-Hadj

What are the Prospects for Real Reform in Saudi Arabia? Mansour Al-Hadj July 11 Rough transcription: Robert R. Reilly: Our speaker tonight, as you know from the announcement, is Mansour Al-Hajj, who is the director of the Reform Project at … Continue reading



Alberto Fernandez

Reinventing an American International Broadcasting Network to the Arab World Alberto Fernandez June 6, 2018 Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: Ambassador Alberto Fernandez is a veteran of speaking at Westminster Institute and an old friend of long-standing. Alberto’s State Department career, … Continue reading



Immigration and the Preservation of European Culture

Immigration and the Preservation of European Culture Dr. László Szabó: Immigration and the Preservation of European Culture May 9, 2018 Director Robert R. Reilly: Well I’m very happy to say we have another Renaissance man to speak to us tonight … Continue reading



The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Afghan-Pakistan Frontier

The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Afghan-Pakistan Frontier Hassan Abbas Watch his talk here Hassan Abbas is Professor of International Security Studies and Chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies at National Defense University’s College of … Continue reading



The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology

The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology Ibn Warraq Author Ibn Warraq‘s most recent book is The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology. In it, he takes the dogmas of jihadists … Continue reading



After ISIS: The Future of Iraq in the Hands of Iran

After ISIS, The Future of Iraq in the Hands of Iran Michael Pregent 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, … Continue reading



Will China overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower?

Will China overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower? David Goldman See his talk here David Goldman is an American economist, music critic, and author, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the … Continue reading



Underestimating Sudan and What That Means to the Region, the U.S., and the World

Underestimating Sudan and What That Means to the Region, the U.S., and the World Faith McDonnell See her talk here At the Institute of Religion and Democracy since 1993, Faith McDonnell is the Director of Religious Liberty Programs and of … Continue reading



Israel: How Was David Made into Goliath? How the World Turned Against Israel

Israel: How Was David Made into Goliath? How the World Turned Against Israel Joshua Muravchik Dr. Joshua Muravchik is a Distinguished Fellow at the World Affairs Institute and teaches at the Institute of World Politics. Formerly, he was a Resident Scholar … Continue reading



Understanding Islamist Radical Terrorism

Understanding Islamist Radical Terrorism Wibawanto Nugroho September 21, 2017 Indonesia contains the world’s largest Muslim population. Yet insufficient attention has been paid to how it sees the threat of radical Islam, a subject that Wibawanto Nugroho has studied deeply. He has … Continue reading