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 TerrorAli JalaliApril 26, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist here Ambassador Ali Jalali is currently serving as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Germany and designated Special Envoy to NATO. He served as Interior Minister … Continue reading



America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine

America’s Enemies Old and New and the Trump Doctrine Sebastian GorkaAugust 14, 2018 Video available on C-SPAN About the speaker Dr. Sebastian Gorka is former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President (2017) and author of the best-selling book, Defeating Jihad: The … Continue reading



In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban

In the Warlords’ Shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and Their Fight Against the Taliban Daniel GreenApril 4, 2018 Dr. Daniel R. Green is a Defense Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy focusing on counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and … 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 Watch his speaker playlist Hassan Abbas is Professor of International Security Studies and Chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies at National Defense … Continue reading



Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump

Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for TrumpCliff MayMay 17, 2017 Watch his speaker playlist Clifford D. May is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute focusing on national security … Continue reading