Opinion pieces and interviews by Only Through US Co-Founders Jasmine El-Gamal and Susannah Cunningham have appeared in many prominent media outlets. Read more about their work below.

 
 June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

Cunningham and El-Gamal: Trump's travel ban won't make us safer

Susannah Cunningham and Jasmine El-Gamal write in a response to the Supreme Court upholding of President Trump's travel ban that the ban will negatively impact national security by helping extremists recruit.

 
 April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

El-Gamal: Trump's strategy in syria

Jasmine El-Gamal weighs in Trump's plans for Syria as a former Syria advisor at the US Department of Defense.

 
 April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

El-gamal: we need new red lines

Jasmine El-Gamal argues that President Assad of Syria has been committing atrocities for years, and they are not limited to his use of chemical weapons.

 
 October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

El-Gamal: ISIS claiming link to Vegas shooter is an attempt to stay relevant

Jasmine El-Gamal is quoted in an article explaining how ISIS attempts to take credit for more lone wolf attacks as it loses territory.

 
 September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

Cunningham: Protect Refugee Resettlement Policies 

Susannah Cunningham argues that the assault on the US refugee program does not represent national security policy. In fact, President Trump's national security advisor published a manifesto admitting that anti-refugee and anti-immigrant policies represented an effort to decrease Democratic party expansion.

 
 September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017

EL-Gamal: Analyzing President Trump's UNGA Speech

Jasmine El-Gamal joins a live CBS News broadcast to analyze President Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

 
 September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

El-gamal: Trump’s Reaction to London Bombing Bolsters ISIS Narrative

Jasmine El-Gamal writes of the dangers of the United States publicly creating fissures with its allies and partners.

 
 September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

El-Gamal: Quoted on whether us is losing a key part of the war on terror

Jasmine El-Gamal talks about the difference between countering violent extremism programs and forceful counterterrorism methods, which she argues are conflated by the US government.

 
 September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

El-Gamal: Conference on Counterterrorism, Terror, and Ideology Panel

Middle East scholars, including Jasmine El-Gamal, examine the relationship between ideology and terrorism. They talk about groups such as ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood, the role of ideology in Defense Department planning, and the use of non-military means to counter violent extremism. The discussion was part of a conference that examined the evolution of terrorism since September 11, 2001.

 
 August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

El-Gamal: Panel on the Threat Posed by ISIS in South Asia

Jasmine El-Gamal and her colleagues discuss ISIS in South Asia, as well as avenues stakeholders might pursue to stem the growing danger. 

 
 August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

El-Gamal: Discussing US Confederate Statues

Jasmine El-Gamal talks about the United States' confederate monuments.

 
 August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

El-Gamal: Quoted in ITV News on Violence in Charlottesville

Jasmine El-Gamal comments on how empowered neo-Nazis and Klan members must feel to not be covering their faces in Charlottesville.

 
 July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

El-Gamal: Quoted in VOA on the Islamic State's 'Irreversible' Path Toward Defeat

Jasmine El-Gamal explains that, as the Islamic State loses territory, non-traditional methods must be adopted to combat the extremists.

 
 May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

El-GAMAL: How ISIS recruits its militants and why its works

Jasmine El-Gamal weighs in on how ISIS recruits by preying on those who are "search[ing] for identity."

 
 April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

El-Gamal: Trump should let Syrian refugees in. But not because he feels sorry for them.

Jasmine El-Gamal argues that admitting refugees is a smart move for Americans, not just
Syrians.

 
 April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

El-Gamal: Quoted by Politico on Trump's Airstrikes in Syria

Jasmine El-Gamal warns against celebrating airstrikes in Syria without first knowing the goal or follow through strategy.

 
 March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

El-Gamal: Fighting extremism in Trump's America

Jasmine El-Gamal argues we can turn the tide by condemning violence against Muslims as forcefully as violence by Muslims.

 
 February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

Cunningham: Inside the brutal, thorough process of vetting refugees

Susannah Cunningham draws on her experience counseling refugees to argue why Donald Trump is wrong; refugees go through a long, intensive screening before they have any hope of coming to the United States.

 
 January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

EL-Gamal: Countering radicalization and violent extremism 

Jasmine El-Gamal discusses radicalization, President Trump's Travel Ban, and national security policy in the Trump Administration.

 
 December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016

EL-Gamal: authorities treading carefully after Berlin attack

Jasmine El-Gamal comments on the measured response by German authorities after the December 19 attack on a Berlin Christmas market. 

 
 November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

El-Gamal: Quoted by POLITICO on Trump's Attitude Toward Muslims

Jasmine El-Gamal explains how President Trump has inspired people to do and say things that make Muslims uncomfortable, putting the onus on him to address it.

 
 November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016

EL-Gamal: After the Election, a Pledge to My Fellow Americans

Jasmine El-Gamal writes her pledge to get our of her comfort zone and listen to those whose lives are different from her own, including those with different political views and beliefs.

 
 September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

El-Gamal: Quoted by Foreign Policy on Muslims at the Pentagon During the 2016 Election

Jasmine El-Gamal speaks favorably of her time at the Pentagon under the Obama Administration.

 
 July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016

El-Gamal: Leading the Attack: Analyzing the Anti-ISIS Coalition's Progress

Jasmine El-Gamal discusses counter-ISIS efforts on a special members press call.