Stephen C. Coughlin, Esq., Senior Fellow, is an attorney, decorated intelligence officer and specialist on Islamic Law. A Major in the United States Army (res.), assigned to USCENTCOM with a military intelligence specialty, Coughlin has served in a strategic communications role in CENTCOM-Doha. Stephen Coughlin is a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and the author of Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad. He currently leads Unconstrained Analytics, Inc.
Paula DeSutter, Senior Fellow, is an expert in arms control, international security, and nonproliferation. DeSutter was Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance and Implementation from 2002 to 2009. Ms. DeSutter led high profile efforts including verification and elimination of Libya’s weapons of mass destruction and U.S. space diplomacy. She also worked for the Arms Control Disarmament Agency and the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She is the author of Denial and Jeopardy: Deterring Iranian Use of NBC Weapons.
Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, Senior Fellow, is founder and CEO of Cross Consulting and Services, LLC, DBA, Freeman Global Investment Counsel, an Investment Advisory firm serving High Net-Worth Clients and Institutional Investors. Freeman is the host of Economic War Room on the Blaze TV, and the author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again.
Caroline Glick, Senior Fellow, is the senior contributor and chief columnist for The Jerusalem Post. She is also a senior columnist for Maariv. She is the author of The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East. She directs the Israeli Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In 2019, she was a candidate on Israeli political party New Right’s list for Knesset. Ms. Glick’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, the Journal of International Security Affairs, Commentary, Israel Hayom, and many other publications.
M. Zuhdi Jasser, Senior Fellow, is the founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) and Co-Founder of the Muslim Reform Movement. He is the author of Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith. In 2012, Dr. Jasser served two terms both as the Commissioner and Vice-Chair on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIF). He hosts the podcast Reform This! on the Blaze Radio Network.
Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz, Senior Fellow, is a policy consultant for American technological and industrial sovereignty, and Middle East and Israel affairs for several think tanks and elected officials. He is the President of the Chovevei Tzion Movement, a grassroots and advocacy movement promoting Americanism and Zionism and an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the critical material and emerging technology space. He has appeared on One America News and Fox News.
Dr. Peter Pry, Senior Fellow, is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. Dr. Pry served on the Congressional EMP Commission and worked for the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. He is author of Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle to Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe and Electric Armageddon. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsmax, The Hill, National Review, RealClearDefense and other publications.
David Reaboi, Senior Fellow, is the president of Strategic Improvisation, a communications company focused on clients in the national security world. He also is a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow and a former Vice President for Strategic Communications for the Center for Security Policy. His work appears at The Federalist, Claremont Review of Books, PJMedia and other publications.
Joseph E. Schmitz, Senior Fellow, is an American lawyer. He served as Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense from 2002 to 2005. He is the author of The Inspector General Handbook: Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Other Constitutional Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. Mr. Schmitz was named one of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Robert Spencer, Senior Fellow, is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of nineteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community.
Dalia al-Aqidi, Senior Fellow, is an award-winning international journalist and a commentator covering foreign affairs, terrorism, radical Islamism, and terrorist groups. She has spent over three decades reporting from the capital cities of the Middle East, Europe and Washington D.C. writing , producing and hosting live presentations on television and radio in English and Arabic. A Muslim born in Baghdad, Iraq, Dalia has been fighting terrorism and oppression through her entire adult life-whether it be through reporting, often putting her in war zones and terrorist attack locations, or through her collaboration with the U.S. Intelligence community.
Grant Newsham, Senior Fellow, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies – particularly focusing on Asia/Pacific defense, political and economic matters. He is a retired US Marine Colonel and was the first US Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. He also served as reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific, and was the US Marine Attaché, US Embassy Tokyo on two occasions.