Commentaries

18.3.2014
Shifting Mideast Sands Reveal New Alliances
By Dr. Ely Karmon

 5.3.2014
Making sense of global terrorism now
By Mr.
Fernando Reinares

 4.3.2014
Did the Salafist/Jihadist wave reach China?
By Dr. Ely Karmon

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ICT in the Media

12.4.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to the Bulgarian National Radio concerning the new information about the perpetrator of the Hezbollah terrorist attack in Burgas in July 2012

11.4.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Times of Israel titled: "Whats comes after Kerry's 'poof'?

29.3.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to IDC Radio on Hamas's 10th anniversay of the killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin

23.3.2014
Op-ed by Mr. Edan Landau in the Jerusalem Posttitled Old foes, new allies?

23.3.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to TLV1 on how Erdogan is becoming more and more desperate as his standing at home and abroad is constantly eroding

11.3.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Cope on the occasion of the anniversary of the 11 March 2004 terrorist attack in Madrid

10.3.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to Le Point titled "Rapprochement Iran-Occident : Israël brandit les armes"

10.3.014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to the New York Times titled "Israel Watches Warily as Hezbollah Gain Battle Skills in Syria" 

5.3.2014
Interview with Dr. Ely Karmon to USA Today on Iran missile shipment in Red Sea

4.3.2014
Op-ed by Mr. Dan Dike in the Jerusalem Post titled The World from Here: Hamas and BDS

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Updates from ICT

 

5.3.2014

 

Understanding Radicalization & Dynamics of Terrorist Networks Through Political-Psychology
 

By Mr. Louis Fink
In a field dominated by political science, the study of radicalisation and terrorism is often weakened due to the absence of areas such as political-psychology. Despite the field beginning to embrace a wider multi-disciplinary approach there are only a few scholars who commit themselves to the study of radicalisation and terrorism through the lens of political-psychology. This paper will demonstrate the invaluable benefit political-psychology provides in understanding radicalisation and terrorism networks when used in conjunction with other disciplines. As such, political-psychology allows one to determine the normality of accused terrorists and understand how they manage to overcome mechanisms of self-censure to commit acts of indiscriminate violence. In addition, political-psychology allows the outsider to understand the internal dynamics of terrorist networks like: dependency, collective identity, leadership, competition and both internal and external rivalry. When utilised in conjunction with other disciplines, political-psychology allows law enforcement agencies and scholars to understand the radicalisation process and both the internal and external dynamics of terrorist networks to a greater extent, thus highlighting its necessity in an area that is only increasing in prominence.

 

 23.3.2014  

Is fate of Kurdish issue tied to Erdogan's future?

 

By Ms. Tulin Daloglu
Despite sending strong signals that he intends to run for the Turkish presidency in August, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again asserted that he remains undecided. He gathered his party’s lawmakers on April 16 to discuss the matter and announced, “I have not made my decision yet.” He added, “And I don’t approve of announcing names [for the presidential bid] at this point. There will be no chaos in the party if I decide to run or choose to stay [as the prime minister]. The most important thing is the institutional structure of our party.”

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