MES Research Talk by Dr. David Malet, "What to Expect When You're a Foreign Fighter in Ukraine."
MES Lecture by VADM Pascal Ausseur (France, ret.), "Rising Tensions in the Mediterranean."
MES Research Talk by Dr. Jason Warner, "The Islamic State's Expansion in Africa."
MES Research Talk by Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen, "Phoenix Rising: U.S. Strategic Competition in the Red Sea Zone & Horn of Africa with China and Russia."
BruteCast interview by MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi with Ukrainian journalist and author Nataliya Gumenyuk (March 2022)
BruteCast interview by MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi with Ukrainian researcher on security and defense policies and technology Anna Bulakh (March 2022)
MES Lecture by Dr. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, "The Eastern Mediterranean in the Crosshairs"
MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi presented on a panel, "Afghanistan: Refugees, Relocations & Resettlements," at the International Stability Operations Association's (ISOA) Middle East Conference, 18-20 January 2022. Dr. Tarzi was also one of the conference's keynote speakers
Dr. Christopher Anzalone presented a paper, "Islamizing Rebel Governance in Somalia: Al-Shabaab's Proto-State," at the 2021 Middle East Studies Association Conference. Click to read it.
Panel Event: "The U.S. in Afghanistan: Looking Back to Look Forward" with MajGen Julian D. Alford, Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, and Dr. Carter Malkasian; November 22.
Dr. Christopher Anzalone presented a guest lecture, "The Art of the Martyr and the Mujahid: Aesthetics & Narratives in Contemporary Jihadi Visual Culture," on November 17 at Duke University.
The Art of the Martyr and the Mujahid: Aesthetics & Narratives in
Contemporary Jihadi Visual Culture
Dr. Amin Tarzi presented and participated in the "Emotions and Strategy Workshop" organized by MIT and held in Israel, November 6-8, 2021.
Dr. Amin Tarzi participated in a roundtable event, "Turkish and Iranian Response to Refugees from Afghanistan," hosted by Ottoman and Turkish Studies at New York University on October 21. Here
MES Research Talk with Yun Sun (China Program Director, Stimson Center): "China's Afghanistan Strategy Post-U.S. Withdrawal"
Middle East Studies Research Talk - Ms. Yun Sun, “China’s Afghanistan
Strategy Post-U.S. Withdrawal”
Special BruteCast podcast episode on Islamic State-Khurasan/Khorasan Province (IS-KP; ISIS-K) with Dr. Amin Tarzi. Access the episode here.
Dr. Amin Tarzi participated in a panel event, "Afghanistan, US Ends 20 Year Stay and Taliban Takeover" in August 2021 with The Scholars' Circle. Access the recording of the event here.
Dr. Christopher Anzalone participated in a panel, "Cyber Dimensions of Violent Extremism in Africa," organized by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University, held on May 19.
Cyber Dimensions of Violent Extremism in Africa
AY21 MES Lecture Series: "The Routinization of Islamic State's Global Enterprise"
"Routinization of Islamic State's Global Enterprise"
MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi presented on a panel, "Countering Violent Extremism in Fragile States," at the EMEA Regional Security and Stability Operations Conference, 6-8 April 2021, organized by the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA).