Isaac Eagan

The inaugural Amman Forum on Countering Violent Extremism

This month, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Spirit of America-sponsored Amman Forum, a conference focusing on countering violent extremism organized by our Middle East Regional Advisor, Zack Bazzi, in the Jordanian capital. The event, hosted by the Jordan Armed Forces’ Military Center for Counter Terrorism and Extremism (MCCTE) in collaboration with the … Continued

Support US-Jordanian counter-extremism research

Dear supporters, Jordan is one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East. For decades, it has stood firmly alongside the US in fighting extremism and promoting stability in a volatile region. Defeating extremism requires a shrewd understanding of the root causes that drive vulnerable populations to commit acts of terror. The Jordanian Armed Forces … Continued

American sacrifice, American commitment

Dear SoA team members, This week, as we reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made by our forefathers 73 years ago on the beaches of Normandy, I’d like to share with you the recent experience Jim and I had visiting similar sites of steadfast American courage and commitment in the Pacific. Jim and I just returned … Continued

Helping stop Russia in Ukraine

Dear supporters, I just got back from Ukraine with Chris Clary, SoA’s Europe project manager. While tensions are rising in the country as Russian-backed fighters launch a new wave of attacks, I’m also happy to report some good news. Army FM, the radio station we developed in collaboration with the US Embassy and the Ukrainian … Continued