Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally

Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally Harun Maruf November 14 Watch his Speaker Playlist here Harun Maruf is a reporter and writer at VOA Africa Division with an extensive experience in working in conflict zones. He … Continue reading



Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror

Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror Ali Jalali April 26, 2017 Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: It’s a special pleasure to introduce our guest tonight because he’s an old friend. I had the privilege of working … Continue reading



America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine

America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine Sebastian Gorka August 14, 2018 Video available on C-SPAN Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: Seb also of course has a deep, academic background. He’s taught at National Defense University, he’s taught at … Continue reading



Daniel Green

In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban Daniel Green April 4, 2018 Rough transcript: Robert Reilly: Our speaker tonight, Dr. Daniel Green, is a defense fellow at the Washington Institute for Near … 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 December 12, 2017 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 International … Continue reading



Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump

Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump Cliff May May 17, 2017 Clifford D. May is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute focusing on national security created immediately … Continue reading