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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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Guests Samantha Rose Mandeles and Oren Litwin

Samantha Rose Mandeles Samantha Mandeles serves as the Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch coordinator. She joined MEF after coordinating anti-BDS faculty efforts for Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and managing distribution for Americans for Peace and Tolerance's documentary film Hate Spaces. After earning her M.A. in Israel, she served as senior campus coordinator…
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Guest Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky is a Middle East historian, Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a senior nonresident research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA). He is also a professor [affiliate] at the University of Haifa. Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from…
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