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Guest Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes has led the Forum since 1994. He served in five U.S. administrations, received two presidential appointments, and testified before many congressional committees. He is the author of sixteen books on the Middle East, Islam, and other topics. Mr. Pipes writes a column for the Washington Times and his work has been translated into 37 languages. DanielPipes.org contains…
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Guest Dr. Gal Luft

Dr. Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), a Washington-based think tank focused on energy security, and senior adviser to the United States Energy Security Council. He is also co-chairman of the Global Forum on Energy Security. He specializes in energy issues, including natural resources and economic warfare. Dr.…
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Guests Sam Westrop, Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch Director, and Winfield Myers, Director, Campus Watch (Project of the Middle East Forum)

Sam Westrop has headed Islamist Watch since March 2017, when MEF absorbed the counter-extremism unit of Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT). Prior to this he was research director at APT, where he excelled at tracking Islamist activity across New England, and ran Stand for Peace, a London-based counter-extremism organization monitoring Islamists throughout the UK.…
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Guests Jonathan Cole and Raymond Ibrahim

Dr Jonathan Cole is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia. He has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Australian National University and previously worked as a Senior Terrorism Analyst at the Office of National Assessments and as an Assistant Director at The Australian…
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Guests Sariel Birnbaum and Cliff Smith

Dr. Birnbaum is a Brenda Danet post-doc at the Smart Institute of Communication at Hebrew University, and is now entering his third year as a visiting Israeli professor at SUNY Binghamton. He was also a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at Hebrew University and has participated in…
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Guest Efraim Inbar

Efraim Inbar is president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, a professor emeritus of political studies at Bar-Ilan University, and former director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He earned his undergraduate degree in English literature and political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his doctoral degree in political science from…
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Guest Shireen Qudosi and David Swindle

Shireen Qudosi is an American writer and strategist. She specializes in analyzing the leadership and ideology of transnational and U.S. based Muslim organizations. For over a decade, Qudosi has furthered the cause of progressive Islam both through her blog, The Qudosi Chronicles and by working with a diverse network of activists within the global Muslim…
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Guest Kyle Shideler

Kyle Shideler Kyle Shideler is the Director of the Middle East Forum’s Counter-Islamist Grid. Mr. Shideler specializes on Islamist groups operating in the United States, having spent over a decade researching and writing on their history, doctrine, and impact. He has briefed senior U.S. Government personnel, Members of Congress, and law enforcement on this topic.…
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