July 25, 2013

Terrorism and Intelligence: Political, Legal, and Strategic Challenges

Summary of the Seminar


“Terrorism and Intelligence:  Political, Legal, and Strategic Challenges”

July 25, 2013 


In light of the public debate over the unfolding NSA saga and its implications for the U.S. national and global security interests and for their friends and allies, the panel of experts was requested by the moderator Prof. Yonah Alexander, director of the IUCTS to focus on several critical questions, including:

  1. What magnitude of intelligence is necessary to counter terrorism in the U.S. and abroad?
  2. What political and legal issues do intelligence operations raise?
  3. What specific constraints, guidelines and oversight should be provided in the conduct of intelligence?
  4. How can international cooperation in counterterrorism intelligence be improved?
  5. To what degree should the U.S. seek public support for intelligence activities?

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