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ICT's Publications

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.


Airport & Aviation Security

07/09/2012 | by Sinai, Joshua

Since the advent of modern terrorism, the transportation sector has been among the most frequent targets of terrorist attacks. For those determined to kill indiscriminately and in massive quantities to inflict mass casualties, economic disruption, world headlines, and psychological anxiety and fear among wider publics, aviation transportation in the form of airplanes and airports are ideal targets. Also making them ideal as potential targets is that they cannot easily be protected without interrupting the flow of passengers and goods which the general public takes for granted.


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Pakistan - Drone Success

16/07/2012 | by Mohanty, Tushar Ranjan

Continuing it’s highly controversial but indisputably successful covert drone operations in Pakistan’s tribal area, the US, in one of its deadliest drone strikes, killed 24 suspected terrorists and injured another 10 at the Gorwaik village of the Dattakhel area in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on July 6, 2012. Datta Khel is considered to be a stronghold of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a Taliban ‘commander’ accused of sending fighters across the border to fight NATO troops in Afghanistan. Unlike the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Hafiz Gul Bahadur has a secret deal with Islamabad not to attack Pakistani Security Forces (SFs) and, in lieu, has freedom to operate from Pakistan.

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Pre-empting Terror Bombings—A Comparative Approach to Anticipatory Self-Defense

28/12/2009 | by Guiora, Amos N. (Prof.)

This article specifically focuses on anticipatory self defense and intelligence gathering in an effort to proactively prevent terror bombings.

Article is forthcoming in University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 41, 2010.

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MANPADS Countermeasure: Sky Security vs. Ground Security

21/01/2008 | by Avihai, Hillel (Dr.)
This Article discusses approaches to airline defense countermeasure systems in light of the emerging threat of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). Technological and operational aspects, as well as ecomnomic costs of various countermeasure systems are presented in this comprehensive analysis of recent trends in passenger aviation defense.
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Aviation Security: The Human Eye vs. Detection Technology

06/06/2007 | by Avihai, Hillel (Dr.)
This article aims at discussing the aspect of aviation security, with regard to two security platforms. The first is the 'Human Eye' philosophy, which has been Israel's philosophy for decades until now, regarding the ability to detect suspicious passengers or potential terrorists (the profile method).
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