Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong

Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong Robert R. Reilly February 9, 2016 Robert R. Reilly spoke to the Military History Legion at The University Club on February 9. Reilly is the Executive Director of the … Continue reading



Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension Mark Helprin June 28, 2017 Novelist Mark Helprin has written about defense and foreign relations for fifty years and advised officials at the highest levels from the White House on … 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



Terrorism: a political, military danger or a cultural, ideological challenge?

Terrorism: a political, military danger or a cultural, ideological challenge? Gamal Arabi September 14, 2016 7:30 pm-8:45 pm ISIS is not merely a terrorist organization, it is a malicious idea. ISIS and Al Qaeda have the same ideological underpinning. We … Continue reading



Christian Genocide: Evidence for Its Designation and Saving Christianity in Iraq

Christian Genocide: Evidence for Its Designation and Saving Christianity in Iraq Andrew Doran Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., April 20, 2016 Andrew Doran is co-founder of In Defense of Christians (IDC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection and preservation … 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