Devorah Margolin is a doctoral researcher and Senior Editor of Strife Journal in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Her PhD focuses on the role of women in terrorist organizations. Prior to joining King's College London, Ms. Margolin was a Researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), and served as the ICT Internship Coordinator, overseeing research projects of both students from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, as well as from abroad. Additionally, she was an Associate Editor on the ICT Working Paper Series editorial board and now serves as Senior Editor of Strife Journal, the journal of King’s College’s Department of War Studies.
Ms. Margolin holds an M.A. with a Thesis, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya, and a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, where she received a Department Citation for Undergraduate Achievement in Political Science. Research interests include: terrorism financing, gender and terrorism, radicalization, organizational decision making, and organizational cooperation.
Devorah is the author of A Palestinian Woman's Place in Terrorism: Organized Perpetrators or Individual Actors? in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
This essay will examine the United States’ counter-terrorist financing policy in the Middle East. The cases of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic State are used to present a history of the evolution of U.S. counter-terror financing policy, as well as where it stands today, and where it is going in the future.
Prepared for China-U.S.Young Leaders'Dialogue 2016 sponsored by China Institute of International Studies
On December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino California (the work place of Farook), and opened fire on a holiday party. The terrorist attack killed 14 people and injured 21 more, making it was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11 (killed 2,977 people).
Written by Dr. Michael Barak and Devorah Margolin
Women make good terrorists: They don’t conform to Israel’s traditional security profiles, arouse less suspicion, and their actions can attract more international media attention.
First published in Haaretz