Tag Archives: ISIS

Analysis on Attempted Coup in Turkey

As news continued to flow in in regarding the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, analysts Sir Peter Westmacott, Aaron Stein, and Matthew Bryza joined in on a Members Conference Call to provide analysis for the future of Turkish politics, and the implications for the fight against ISIS. The conference call took place on July 18, 2016.

This call is part of the members’ conference call series which provides members from around the world an exclusive opportunity to speak directly with the work of the Atlantic Council. For more information, visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/support/members-program.

Reflections of Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

The Atlantic Council recently held a special event, “Reflections of a Former Secretary of Defense,” a conversation with the 24th Secretary of Defense and former US Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel. Listen as he discusses his unparalleled experience across branches of government, in academia, and in the private sector. He spoke to a packed audience at the Atlantic Council headquarters on January 13, 2016.

What’s religion got to do with it?

On June 9, 2015, the Atlantic Council hosted What’s Religion Got to Do with It?, a Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) event featuring Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley, together with a panel of experts on Islam, politics, and Islamist extremist groups’ use of social media as a recruitment tool. The participants examined the extent to which religion is a driver behind the rise of violent extremism and sectarianism in regional politics.

The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security

In the following program, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Bilal Saab launches his report, “The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security.” Following his presentation, CNN Correspondent Barbara Starr moderates a discussion with Bilal Saab, Dr. Barry Posen, Director of Security Studies at MIT, and Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations about US interests, regional cooperation, state sustainability, and relations with Iran.

America’s Role in the World: Senator Lindsey Graham

What role would the United States’ play in the international community if Senator Lindsey Graham was president? Senator Graham speaks about his foreign policy strategy with CNN’s Jake Tapper as part of the Brent Scowcroft Center’s “America’s Role in the World” series.

ISIS and al-Qaeda

How should we assess the global terrorist threats posed by ISIS and al-Qaeda? Should al-Qaeda continue to be a counterterrorism priority for the United States? Are al-Qaeda and ISIS equally dangerous, but in different ways?

Listen to this week’s episode for a discussion of the potential differences between ISIS and al-Qaeda and how the US government should deal with the threats from both.