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




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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