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ICT’s Research and Publications include short analyses and in-depth publications on a wide variety of topics including: terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, radicalization process, cyber-terrorism, reviews from Jihadi Websites and insights from our database.


The Radical Right and the Obsession with Bioterrorism

25/06/2020 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)
This paper presents a comprehensive and detailed picture of the obsessive interest of radical right-wing groups and individuals in biological warfare and bioterrorism since the 1970s
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ISIS Strengthens in Iraq

22/06/2020 | by Barak, Michael (Dr.)
The loss of ISIS’ last stronghold in Baghuz (Syria) led politicians in the Muslim world and the west to eulogize the organization. Pres. Trump has even gone and said in February 2019 that the allied forces managed to drive ISIS’ operatives off all the territories previously under its control and fully eliminate it. Yet, the increased volume of ISIS’ activity in the past six months point to a trend of recovery strengthening in the Iraqi theater.
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ICT Cyber-Desk Review: Report #33

21/06/2020 | by Cyber Desk
This report covers the period of January - March 2020
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France killed al-Qaeda's leader in the Maghreb

16/06/2020 | by Shay, Shaul (Dr.)

The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdel Malek Droukdel, and his closest lieutenants were killed on June 3, 2020, during an operation of the Barkhane French forces in Mali.[1]

Droukdel was a major strategic target in the fight against terrorism in the region. According to Frédéric Barbry, spokesman for the French military staff, this is an extremely severe blow to the organization

[1] France says its army killed al-Qaeda's Abdelmalek Droukdel, Al Jazeera, June 6, 2020.

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Why an Agreed Definition of Terrorism Matters

14/06/2020 | by ICTR

This brief investigation assesses that a universally accepted definition of terrorism would be beneficial on multiple levels. The first section provides a concise overview of the definitional debate. The second section delves into the academic and political advantages of having a shared definition of terrorism. The third part discusses the concrete operational benefits. In sum, this essay explores and supports the statement that a shared definition of terrorism is a wishful objective, for it would herald virtuous academic, political, and operational implications. 

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