Abubakr Al-Shamahi discusses the current situation in Yemen by looking at both the past and the present.
April 20th, 2015
April 6th, 2015
J.M. Berger discusses: Is ISIS's Messaging More on Point Than al-Qaeda's for Potential Recruits?
March 31st, 2015
Dr. Aaron Mannes discusses the Vice Presidency (VP) and the evolving role of the VP in National Security and Foreign Policy.
For more on this topic, check out Aaron's blog: Veep Critique
Aaron provides a big picture look on this topic in:
and more on the VP's role in foreign policy:
For fun check out:
March 26th, 2015
March 19th, 2015
Phillip Smyth discusses Shiite foreign fighters and the Shiite jihad.
You can read his in-depth paper on this topic via the link below:
Further reading and research can be found at:
March 16th, 2015
Christopher Jones discusses the destruction of ancient Iraqi sites and artifacts by ISIS/IS.
You can read more of Christopher's work here:
The Gates of Nineveh
March 9th, 2015
Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite discusses her book, experiences, and thoughts on North Korea.
You can also learn more about Suki at her website.
March 5th, 2015
We spoke with Rachel Briggs, Christianne Boudreau, and Daniel Gallant of Extreme Dialogue, about their campaign to reduce the appeal of extremism among young people and offer a positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available on the Internet and social media platforms.
Please visit Extreme Dialogue's website to learn more, watch Christianne and Daniel's videos, or participate: http://extremedialogue.org/
You can learn more about Rachel and her work at: the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Christianne is involved in:
Hayat Canada, a family counseling and outreach program for relatives and friends of persons involved in radical Islamic groups or on the path of a violent Islamic radicalization, including those traveling to Syria and other civil war battlefields.
Mothers for Life, a unique global network of mothers who have experienced violent jihadist radicalization in their own families.
March 1st, 2015
Clint Watts looks at the recent White House summit and discusses countering violent extremism and potential steps for the future.
The talk is based on his recent article which can be found here:
The White House CVE Summit: What Should we expect? More of the same or a new direction to counter ISIS?
February 26th, 2015
You can read more of Daveed's work on the subject here:
You can read more of Zack's work on the topic here: