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

The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years Shmuel Bar March 15, 2017 Transcript: Robert R. Reilly: Our speaker tonight is an old friend, Dr. Shmuel Bar, who served for thirty … 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



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



End of Christianity in the Cradle of Christendom?: A Report from Northern Iraq after ISIS

End of Christianity in the Cradle of Christendom?: A Report from Northern Iraq after ISIS Fmr. Cong Frank Wolf and David Eubank August 16, 2017 David Eubank, former U.S. Army Ranger and Special Forces officer and founder of the Free … 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



Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities

        Special Eyewitness Briefing: Restoring Hope in Iraq for Persecuted Christians and Other Religious Minorities Sister Diana Momeka December 7, 2016 Eyewitness Dominican Sister Diana Momeka, during a hearing before Congress in 2015, testified: “Uprooted and forcefully displaced, we have … Continue reading



How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It

How Jihadists Weaponize Islamic History and How to De-Weaponize It Nibras Kazimi June 1, 2016 This talk was referred to in Family Security Matters, “Analyst Attempts to Disarm Islamic History,” Andrew E. Harrod, July 13, 2016. Religious extremists in the … Continue reading



What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future

What Went Wrong in 2003: An Iraqi Story for the Future Kanan Makiya Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:30PM — 8:45PM Kanan Makiya, born in Baghdad, is the author of the best-selling Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq, the … Continue reading