Al-Qa'ida Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond 


This book, released in February 2012, profiles the world's most notorious terrorist group a decade after the tragic events of September 11th and gives an outlook on the threat al-Qai'da will pose to the international community in the coming years. Prof. Alexander and Michael Swetnam discuss their newest book in the interview below.

Special Report

The Arab Spring: A Year Later and Beyond


Currently, one year after the beginning of the unprecedented explosion of the Arab Spring, the only certainty about future developments in the broader Middle East is uncertainty, and therefore the United States’ strategic and tactical responses are understandably at a foggy cross-road. It is for this reason that a realistic analysis of the factors that contribute to stability or instability in the turbulent region is critical if America, as well as its friends and allies, are adequately prepared to craft a pragmatic approach in this emerging security environment.

Combating Hizballah's Global Network


A New Publication warns that Hizballah, the Lebanese “Party of God” threatens the United States and the entire international community as seriously as Al Qa’ida’s global terrorist hydra.


       In light of the growing debate over the Geneva deal with Iran, the tactical and strategic role of Hizballah, Tehran’s major terrorist proxy in the Middle East and beyond, is becoming more critical for any future diplomatic negotiations. The new timely publication on “Combating Hizballah’s Global Network” provides an updated reality-check on the nature and potential challenges of Iran’s most effective terrorist tool in the coming months and years. It was co-authored by Professor Yonah Alexander (Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies), Dr. Matthew Levitt (Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy), Professor Amit Kumar (Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown), and Dan Mariaschin (Executive Vice President at B'nai B'rith International).

       The just released report focuses on Hizballah’s ideology, objectives, organizational structures, major terrorist activities around the world, the Iranian connection, and what the international community, particularly the United States and Europe can do to confront the growing threat to all societies.

Partnership for Peace Review

(Fall 2011)


The Partnership for Peace Review is a biannual journal dedicated to the analysis of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Euro-Atlantic partner countries and NATO. With Prof. Alexander as editor-in-chief, this publication seeks to establish an up-to-date knowledge base on peacekeeping operations undertaken by international bodies including NATO, the UN, and the EU. 

IUCTS Highlights



August 29, 2016:

"Terrorism Generational Challenges:

Political, Social, Economic, and Strategic Implications"



August 3, 2016; 

"Post-Attempted Coup in Turkey: Quo Vadis?"  


July 27, 2016; 

"The Lone Wolf Terrorist: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies"


June 28, 2016; 

"Aviation Security: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and 'Best Practices' Responses"


June 23, 2016;

"Latin American Security Challenges:

From the Olympics to Zika" 


May 23, 2016;

"Maritime Security: Quo Vadis?"


May 10, 2016;

"Populist Politics: From Protests to Violence"


April 14, 2016;

"Combating Terrorism: The Role of Sharing Intelligence" 


March 30, 2016;

"Combating Terrorism: Lessons from the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel, and Beyond"


March 9, 2016;

"The Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian and Security Implications"


February 8, 2016;

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2015 and Outlook for 2016"


January 20, 2016;

"Untangling Russia's Puzzle: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"


January 14, 2016;

"The Sunni-Shiite Divide: 2016 Outlook and Beyond"


December 21, 2015;

“Jerusalem: Outlook for War or Peace?”


November 23, 2015;

“U.S. Combating the Islamic State: Is a New Strategic Blueprint Needed?”


October 23, 2015;

“Russia's Middle East Strategy: Quo Vadis?”


October 2, 2015;

“The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Third Intifada or an Endgame?”


September 17, 2015;

“NATO’s Mission in the Old-New Strategic Environment: Confronting Regional and Global Challenges”


August 27, 2015;

“Combating Separatist Terrorism: Assessment of Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and ‘Best Practices’ Response Strategies”


August 13, 2015;

“Terrorism Captives: Tactical, Legal, and Strategic Implications”


July 9, 2015;

"The Days After: Are Iran's Deadlines Endless?"


July 1, 2015;

"Iraq: Quo Vadis?"


June 11, 2015;

Combatting Terrorism: The Role of Law Enforcement (Past Lessons and Future Outlook)


May 14, 2015;

"Combating Terrorism: Strategic Assessments, the Military's Role, and International Cooperation"


April 29, 2015;

"From Terrorism to War Crimes: Past Lessons, and Future Outlook"


March 30, 2015;

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2014 and Outlook for 2015"


January 30, 2015;

"Terrorism Victimization of Women and Children: Costs, Lessons, and Future Outlook"


January 15, 2015;

"America, Still the Indispensable Nation"



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Jerusalem Post  on February 29, 2012: “Iran’s last diplomatic chance?” by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig