June 9, 2017


"European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies:

Quo Vadis?"


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A Special Briefing on


European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies:


Quo Vadis?




The latest attacks in the UK, France, and elsewhere have once again focused the world's attention on terrorism nationally, regionally, and globally. Moreover, in the aftermath of President Trump’s first foreign trip as well as his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate, what are the likely directions for U.S. and European counter-terrorism strategies in the short and long terms? Will “America First” and “Europe First” priorities dominate future policies and actions or will a reset of multilateral cooperation to combat terrorism emerge between the allies?




These and related challenges and opportunities will be discussed by European and American experts.









Professor Yonah Alexander


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






Michael Whine MBE


UK Member, European Commission against Racism & Intolerance (ECRI), Council of Europe




Erik Brattberg


Director, Europe Program and a Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace




Dr. Aude Jehan-Robert


Nonresident Senior Fellow and former French Embassy Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University




Dr. Ralf Lesser, LL.M.


German Liaison Officer to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security




Closing Remarks:      


General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)


Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies




IUCTS Highlights



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 September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig