Benjamin Runkle

Senior Policy Fellow [line] Benjamin Runkle holds a doctorate in Government from Harvard University. He has served in the Department of Defense, as a Director on the National Security Council, as a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee, and as an advisor in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and…

Voice of a Frontline Researcher & Anthropologist

Voice of a Frontline Researcher & Anthropologist – Scott Atran. Β May 13, 2016. Β On Violent Extremism. Β CSIS Podcast. For this session, Shannon N. Green sits down with anthropologist and frontline researcher Scott Atran. During the conversation, Scott shares his unique insight into what binds extremists together, the appeal of extremism, and what it will take…

BBC4 Interview with Scott Atran

Global news and analysis presented by Mark Mardell, on The World This Weekend. Β Listen at the 21 minute mark to hear his fascinating interview about ISIS as a revolutionΒ with Scott Atran, a research fellow who has interviewed many terrorist sympathizers who believes we are underestimating the strength of this movement – we have “miles and…

Jihadi Archipelago: Blood and joy in the Islamic State.

Anthropologist Scott Atran explains the revolutionary context of the Islamic State – as a dynamic startup nation, an attractor of the aggrieved, and an existential challenge to Enlightenment ideals of human rights and the secular state – and warns that Western governments are giving ISIS exactly the chaos it needs to grow. Interview by Chuck…

Scott Atran speaks to the UN CTC

Scott Atran speaks to the motivations and backgrounds of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs)Β at the UN CounterTerrorism Committee meeting on November 24.

Paris The war ISIS wants.

Scott Atran and Nafees Hamid were interviewed by Lawrence O’Donnell about the nature of ISIS and the Paris attacks on MSNBC’s The Last Word.

Kiron K. Skinner

Senior Fellow [line] Political Science & International Relations Kiron K. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution.Β She is a member of three Hoover Institution projects: the ShultzStephenson Task Force on Energy Policy; the working group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict; and the Arctic Security Initiative. At…

What drives Westerners to fight for ISIL?

Scott Atran appeared on Al Jazeera TV’s UpFront with Mehdi Hasan to discuss what drives Westerners to fight for ISIL. Click to watch the interview: Saturday, September 12, 2015 Appearance

Screenplay accepted for Cannes Film Festival

Nafees Hamid, Research Fellow at Artis, has been accepted to this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s MarchΓ© du Film where he will be representing a screenplay he developed based on a true story that he came across during his field work in France. He has developed this project with two time Academy Award Nominee Saar Klein…

Douglas M. Stone

Senior Fellow [line] Dr. DouglasΒ StoneΒ is the chairman and CEO of Rail Networks International. He has served as President/CEO of GammaLink, President/CEO of Decisive Technology, led business and strategic development at Qwest Communications, and was aΒ SeniorΒ Vice President at Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC).Β Β He has also served on the USMC Reserve Policy Board, the Board of Directors…