The Role of the Mosque and the Challenge to the Church

The Role of the Mosque and the Challenge to the Church Sam Solomon April 14, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Sam Solomon, born and raised as a Muslim, had trained in Sharia law for 15 years before converting to … Continue reading



Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West

Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West Bassam Tibi July 20, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Bassam Tibi is Professor emeritus of International Relations. Until his retirement in 2009, he taught at the University of Goettingen … Continue reading



The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind Tawfik Hamid December 12, 2018 Watch his speaker playlist here Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited … Continue reading



Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind Robert R. Reilly October 17, 2016 Robert R. Reilly spoke at St. Mary’s Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia on The Closing of The Muslim Mind. Robert R. Reilly is the Executive Director of the Westminster Institute. … Continue reading



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



Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Editor, Long War Journal, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies A One-Day Conference: May 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Key Bridge … Continue reading



Stephen Ulph: Islamism and Totalitarianism

Islamism and Totalitarianism May 25, 2011 Stephen Ulph Stephen Ulph is a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation and Founder and Former Editor of Jane’s Terrorism Security Monitor. Transcript: Right, thank you. I just want to pick up on that … Continue reading



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 Future of Jihadist Terrorism

The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Sebastian Gorka May 25, 2011 Dr. Sebastian L. Gorka, Director, National Security Fellowship Program at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Contributing co-editor, Toward A Grand Strategy Against Terrorism. Transcript: Sebastian Gorka: I’ve been struggling with … Continue reading



How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

How Erdoğan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities Aykan Erdemir October 17, 2018 Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the … Continue reading