Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency

The Middle East Will Remain a Source of Terrorism

| September 1, 2016

The collapse of the Arab state system and the rise of political Islam have destabilized the Middle East and entrenched the region as the major source of global terror. Even the more stable states, such as Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, display strong Islamic tendencies and support radical groups that engage in terrorism.

Israel and Europe After Brussels: What Insights Can We Share?

| March 30, 2016

Israel, which unfortunately has had a great deal of experience with terrorist violence, has much to offer Europe in its own confrontation with Islamist terror. Once Europe has internalized the reality that it is fighting a war, Israel can advise it regarding strategies like effective intelligence collection, disruption of enemy money supply, and interference with enemy access to the internet.

Egypt and the Threat of Islamic Terror

| January 1, 2014

Egypt’s new rulers are faced with a terror problem emanating from the Sinai, led by radical jihad groups. The US and international community must support the Egyptian regime to prevent Egypt from turning into the next Syria.

Yemen Under Attack

| December 12, 2013

Yemen is on the verge of becoming a failed state, as the interim government struggles to fight terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda, that have made Yemen a base of operations.

Sunni Sectarianism and the Re-emergence of Jihadism in Indonesia

| October 16, 2012

Recent events in Indonesia raise concern that the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation may be taking a turn toward hardline Islamism. The future of Indonesia’s tolerant Islam is being reassessed.

The Tide Could Turn Against Radical Islam

| October 10, 2010

The driving forces behind the growth of Islamic radicalism – the Islamic revolution in Iran and the immense Saudi funding for spreading Wahhabism – may not endure. By the end of this decade, the current strength of Islamism could be shattered.

Pirates: Not Only in the Caribbean

| April 14, 2010

Maritime piracy has been developing in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali littoral, a major transport route between Asia and Europe, and is part of a global piracy problem.

The Lone Terrorist

| July 13, 2009

The lone terrorist attacker is difficult to defend against. Israel must enact effective “price tag” deterrence legislation against would-be terrorists.

The Threat of Al-Qaeda and Its Allies in Lebanon

| September 19, 2007

Clashes between the Lebanese army and the al Qaeda-affiliated Fatah al Islam organization in north Lebanon, and similar attacks against UNIFIL forces in south Lebanon, reflect the challenges of radical jihadi Sunni Islam on the stability of the country and the region. The Lebanese government’s ability to face these challenges appears limited, with the degree of its success largely dependent on international support and the consent of local power brokers such as Hizballah and the Palestinians.

Defining a New International System in a World Threatened by Jihad: The Danger of a Transatlantic Divide

| May 16, 2006

The great transatlantic debate over Iraq was rooted in deep disagreement over the nature of world order, in different visions of the world as perceived by Europe and America. Europe is reluctant to face the threat posed to the survival of Western civilization by jihadism or rogue states with nuclear ambitions, and has come to doubt the legitimacy of the use of US power and American global leadership.