January 31, 2018


"National, Regional, and Global Terrorism:

An Israeli Perspective"

with Yoram Schweitzer



Since the establishment of the State of Israel nearly seventy years ago, it has continuously faced terrorism threats from state and non-state actors both at home and abroad.


What are Israel’s counterterrorism lessons within the context of broader regional and global challenges?


Unique insights on these and related security concerns will be presented by Yoram Schweitzer, an Israeli expert with extensive government and academic experience.


This event video can be viewed on UStream.





Professor Yonah Alexander

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies                                



Yoram Schweitzer

Yoram Schweitzer is a senior research fellow and head of the Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict Program at the Institute for National Security Studies. He served in the intelligence community in Israel as the head of the international terror section in the IDF, and as a member of the task force dealing with Israeli prisoners and missing persons in the prime minister's office. Mr. Schweitzer was working as a private consultant at the Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister's Office.  Schweitzer's publications include among others: A book 'Expected Surprise: The September 11th Attack and Its Ramifications' (June 2003); 'Al-Qaeda and the Internationalization of Suicide Terrorism' (November 2005); 'Female Suicide Bombers: Dying for Equality?' (August 2006); 'Al-Qaeda's Odyssey to Global Jihad' (March 2014) and the book: 'The Islamic State: How Viable Is It?' (January 2016).


IUCTS Highlights



March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"


July 25, 2018

"The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"


April 30, 2018

"Combating Terrorism: National, Regional, and Global Lessons for the Next Decade and Beyond"


March 1, 2018

"Balkan Security Challenges: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"


February 27, 2018

"Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World"


February 9, 2018

Combating Terrorism: Reflections over the Generations


January 31, 2018

National, Regional, and Global Terrorism: An Israeli Perspective


December 19, 2017

Security Challenges in the Balkans: Quo Vadis?


December 7, 2017

Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership


November 20, 2017

Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership


November 13, 2017

Czech Republic-U.S. Strategic Partnership


October 31, 2017

Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?


September 11, 2017

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


August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies


June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism


June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?


May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"


April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"


April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"


March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 


February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"


December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"


Additional past events 



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