David Goldman: 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 David Goldman is an American economist, music critic, and author, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler. He is … Continue reading



Shmuel Bar: The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years

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Ahmet Yayla

How Turkey Sees Its Role in the World and What it Means for the U.S.  Ahmet S. Yayla 7:30 pm-8:45 pm (April 25) Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: We’re delighted tonight to have back with us Dr. Ahmet Yayla who is … Continue reading



The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women’s Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq

The Future of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish Independence Referendum, Women’s Rights, and What Happened under ISIS in Iraq Sarwah Abdulwahed Qadir 7:30 pm-8:45 pm September 13, 2017 In 2014, Sarwah won a seat in the Iraqi Parliament as a member … Continue reading



The Sunni Response to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Toward MAD or Stability?

The Sunni Response to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – Toward MAD or Stability? Robert McFarlane March 1, 2017 Robert “Bud” McFarlane was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1985. Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: Our … Continue reading



Winning Battles, Losing Wars: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

Winning Battles, Losing Wars: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East Michael Eisenstadt February 1, 2017 Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Military and Security Studies Program. A specialist in Persian Gulf and Arab-Israeli … Continue reading



A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East

A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East Walid Phares BAUI University Provost and Director for international studies. September 6, 2013 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room HVC 201 RSVP: [email protected] Walid Phares is an advisor to members of … Continue reading



Iran’s Global Ambition

Iran’s Global Ambition Ilan Berman Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Watch his speaker playlist here Dr. Ilan Berman is Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. His new book is Iran’s Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic’s Quest … Continue reading