The Fertile Crescent After ISIS – Between Russia, Iran and Israel

The Fertile Crescent After ISIS – Between Russia, Iran and Israel Shmuel Bar March 13, 2019 Watch his speaker playlist here Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the analytic and … 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



Lessons from the Cold War

Lessons from the Cold War Prof. John Moore, President Emeritus, Grove City College, Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation May 25, 2011 A One-Day Conference: May 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, Virginia The death of Osama … Continue reading



Diplomacy in the Modern Era

Diplomacy in the Modern Era Robert R. Reilly May 25, 2011 Robert R. Reilly is director of the Westminster Institute. He has been on the board since its founding. In his 25 years of government service, he has taught at … 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 BarMarch 15, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist here Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and … Continue reading



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, 2018) Watch his speaker playlist here Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co-author of the book, ISIS Defectors: … 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



Patrick Clawson

 Will the Islamic Republic Last Long Enough to Get a Nuclear Bomb? Patrick Clawson February 21, 2018 Rough transcription: Robert Reilly: Tonight, I’m very pleased to have an old friend address Westminster, Patrick Clawson, who was an old friend from … 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



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