ATbar Stenzler-Koblentz, Liram (Dr.)

Stenzler-Koblentz, Liram (Dr.)

Researcher, Head of the Global Far-right Extremism Desk & Internal Relations Manager at ICT.

Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler is a Researcher, Head of the Global Far-right Extremism Desk & Internal Relations Manager at ICT.

She holds a Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, Political Science Department. Her research deals with democratic states facing terror or guerilla activities with a focus on Israel, United-States and Sri-Lanka. The research provided democratic states fighting these kind of organizations with an operative instrument that defines realistic requirements to help the state maintain its military effectiveness while increasing the legitimacy of its actions in the eyes of the international community both during and after combat.

Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler was awarded a prize for her unique research in the field of terrorism, on behalf of Inbar Fund and the Intelligence Heritage Canter. 

She holds an M.A. from Tel-Aviv University, Security Studies department. Her Thesis deals with the subject of morality of targeted killing in the state of Israel. Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler was awarded the Fox International Scholarship (2011-2012), on behalf of Yale University USA, the MacMilan Center for International and Area studies, for research that intends to offer practical solutions to problems which stand in the way of the world`s peace and prosperity.

During 2012-2013, and while being a doctoral candidate, she held a visiting Assistant in Research position at the Sociology Department at Yale. She has published articles and op-eds in various newspapers and journals and  has lectured in front of diverse audiences. Dr. Koblentz-Stenzler specializes in issues of Military Ethics, Far-right extremism, Radicalization process, Low Intensity War, Targeted Killing, Just War Theory, Terrorism and Guerilla Warfare.

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Locked and Loaded: American Far-Right’s Growing Interest in Homemade Firearms

11/07/2021
As firearms are heavily regulated in Europe, discussions regarding improvised or homemade weapons have been consistent for several years in the European far-right online ecosystem. Comparatively, the process of purchasing firearms in the United States has historically been very simple. However, since the election of President Biden in 2020, it appears that fear of gun control measures has caused the far-right community of the United States to explore how to acquire and utilize improvised or manufactured weapons.
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Hiding to Fight Another Day: Far-Right Extremists Adopt a New Strategy in the Cyberspace Arena

28/06/2021
6 June marked five months since the U.S. Capitol was attacked. Posts regularly collected from far-right communication channels during that time suggests that there has been a significant shift in the far-right’s strategic behavior within cyberspace.
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Infected by Hate: Far-Right Attempts to Leverage Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

03/03/2021
The purpose of this article is to alert and educate on a new phenomenon that first appeared worldwide in November 2020, as countries started developing COVID-19 vaccination plans.
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American Far-Right – Trump Supporters Face Threat of Radicalization by White Supremacists

22/01/2021

Article by: Dr. Liram Koblenzt-Stenzler, and Alexander Pack

Far-right actors view this as an opportunity to increase their influence and radicalize individuals. In the past, such radicalization efforts resulted in individual-initiative (“lone wolf”) attacks, such as in Christchurch, New Zealand. Similarly, the attack on the “Tree of Life” Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was perpetrated by an individual-initiative actor radicalized by white supremacists online. Additionally, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) noted that from 2015-2020, there was a 320% increase globally in the number of attacks from members of the far-right.

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The Far-Right Leverages COVID-19 Pandemic to Gain Influence and Encourage Violence

30/04/2020
The raging COVID-19 (“Corona”) pandemic has been leveraged by various elements to promote their agendas. One of the most active of those are far-right activists who preach white supremacy ideology, xenophobia, nationalism, anti-pluralism, anti-globalization and more.
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