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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith says the New York City mosque controversy raises "vital questions." In an op-ed for the Georgian publicationTabula, Amb. Smith, Director of the Georgian Security Analysis Center, writes that the emotionally charged debate cries out for a reasonable compromise, but that politics and a lack of transparency have made such a compromise elusive. Writes Amb. Smith, "The debate and its outcome are important not only for New York, but for America and the world." Click below to read the article in full.
James Barnett is a retired Navy rear admiral and a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is also on the Executive Advisory Council for Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit, bi-partisan organization led by senior retired military leaders dedicated to the health and welfare of American youth as an essential element of national security. Mission: Readiness recently published a report entitled "Too Fat to Fight," taking aim at childhood obesity as the leading medical reason why young people fail to qualify for military service. RADM Barnett appeared on ABC’s "This Week" to discuss the connection between obesity and military recruiting. Click here to watch the segment in full.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid serves as the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. He writes and lectures frequently on the meaning of the term "moderate Islam" as it is used in the media and in public discourse. In a recent forum on the Wall Street Journal website, Dr. Hamid and other Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers offered their views of how the term should be defined. Dr. Hamid argues that moderate Muslims have a duty to speak out against violence and to find alternative, theologically sound interpretations of religious texts that he says have been used to justify violence. Click here to read the article in full.
BGen David Reist, USMC (Ret.), is a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. As a veteran of the Iraq war and former Deputy Commanding General for Economics, Governance, and Tribal Engagement in Anbar Province, BGen Reist is closely following the situation in Iraq as the last US combat troops withdraw from that country. He was interviewed at length on the G. Gordon Liddy Show on Tuesday, August 31: click here to listen to the segment in its entirety.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid serves as the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. In an interview with the London (Ontario) Free Press, he commented on the recent arrests of terrorist suspects in Canada. Dr. Hamid, a medical doctor who is a former Islamic radical, addressed the seeming contradiction between the quiet lives of some suspects and the allegations that they were involved in terrorism. Dr. Hamid 's take: that there have been many cases in which individuals have been abruptly radicalized. Click here to read the article in full.
- Prof. James Giordano Named VP of Academic Programs
- Senior Fellow John Young in Defense News
- Mosque Controversy Still Simmers
- ICTS on C-SPAN: "The Next Middle East Wars"
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
- Senior Fellow Tevi Troy Testifies on Capitol Hill
- Is the West Warming to Georgia?
- World Cup Bombings Underscore Growing Risk in East Africa
- C-SPAN Coverage of Discussion Forum with Rep. Mike Rogers
- Senior Fellow Tevi Troy on Oil Spill Response
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- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
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CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
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Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...