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



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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