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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 Somali Al Shabaab and Iran's Al Quds connection

30/08/2020 | by Shay, Shaul (Dr.)
Iran and Saudi Arabia, two Middle Eastern regional powers, are engaged in a battle over regional hegemony that is being waged between Shiite Iran and its allies and a Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia at a number of friction points across the Middle East and East Africa including Yemen and Somalia.
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ICT’s Special Project: Lebanon – Where does it go from here?

27/08/2020 | by Ganor, Boaz (Prof.)

On the backdrop of the spread of Covid-19 and the worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) conducted a unique four months unique simulation (see methodology herein below) which examined the possible ramifications of various deterioration scenarios in Lebanon. The simulation started in April 2020 and ended just days prior to the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

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Iranian Threat Network and the Export of the Islamic Revolution

10/08/2020 | by ICT Researchers

The Iranian Threat Network (ITN) is comprised of entities operating in the regional and international arenas.[1] It contains a wide array of actors and serves Iran as a strategic tool to promote its interests.


Writers: Dr. Eitan Azani, Mrs. Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky, Mr. Danny Citrinowicz, Ms. Dafna Messing

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Between Tirana and Tehran

03/08/2020 | by Shay, Shaul (Dr.)
Albania has expelled in July 2020 an Iranian accused of spying on Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) the largest Iranian opposition group in exile living in the Ashraf-3 camp about halfway between the Albanian capital of Tirana and the Adriatic coastline.
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The Tension at Israel’s Northern Border: Hezbollah’s Options and Constrains

26/07/2020 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)

On the overnight hours of July 20, 2020, Israel’s Air Force reportedly struck multiple military sites in Damascus. Syria’s state news agency (SANA) said seven Syrian soldiers were wounded in the attacks, but according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), five pro-Iranian soldiers were killed and four were wounded in the airstrikes.

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