The Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies



Established in 1994, the activities of IUCTS are guided by an International Research Council that offers recommendations for study on different aspects of terrorism, both conventional and unconventional. IUCTS is affiliated with universities and think tanks in over 35 countries, including the George Washington University (Homeland Security Policy Institute) and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute (ILI, Washington, DC), and the International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (Arlington, Va.). Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director.




There exists the need to educate policy-makers, and the public in general, on the nature and intensity of the terrorism threat in the twenty-first century. As a member of the academic and research community, IUCTS has an intellectual obligation, as well as moral and practical responsibility, to participate in the international effort to arrest the virus of terrorism. The purpose of IUCTS therefore is four-fold: To monitor current and future threats of terrorism;

  • To develop response strategies on governmental and non-governmental levels; 
  • To effect continual communication with policy-makers, academic institutions, business, media, and civic organizations; 
  • To sponsor research programs on critical issues, particularly those relating enabling technologies with policy, and share the findings nationally and internationally.


IUCTS Highlights



May 20, 2019

"Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy” with Ambassador Zalman Shoval"


May 14, 2019

"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"


April 30, 2019

"The Current State of American Diplomacy and Future Outlook"


March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"


Additional past events 



The Jerusalem Post on July 13, 2019:

"Establish a chemical and biological WMD Free Zone in the Middle East Now"

By Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig


The Times of Israel
on January 25, 2019: "There's good reason to fear Iran's global reach" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig


The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig