September 8th, 2016
August 25th, 2016
Jacob Zenn provides us with an update on the recent developments of Boko Haram, as well as the Chibok Girls.
You can read Jacob's recent article, which compliments this discussion, here: Boko Haram: Abu Musab al-Barnawi's Leadership Coup and Offensive in Niger
August 9th, 2016
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the recent developments of Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), its break from al-Qaeda (AQ), and what it all means.
July 26th, 2016
Nate Rosenblatt discusses his recent study with us, All Jihad is Local: What ISIS' Files Tell Us About It's Fighters.
July 8th, 2016
Dr. Sean McFate discusses private military contractors (PMCs) and his new book Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel.
You can find Shadow War here.
June 14th, 2016
Phil Walter discusses the potential implications of defeating ISIS/ISIL and what it might mean for the Islamic State (IS).
You can read his article which inspired the show here.
One of Phil's past articles complements our discussion so we've included the link to it as well: Destroy, Defeat, or Minimize the Islamic State?
June 6th, 2016
May 19th, 2016
Dr. James J.F. Forest discusses The Future of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CT).
You can learn more about Dr. Forest, his research, books, and publications at his website.
April 26th, 2016
A discussion with Afshon Ostovar on his new book Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
April 18th, 2016
You can find all of ARES's reports here, including Research Report #5: A Tale of Two Rifles which was mentioned in the discussion.
You can read the New York Times article which features ARES work here: Facebook Groups Act as Weapons Bazaars for Militia.