ATbar Shay, Shaul (Dr.)

Shay, Shaul (Dr.)

Research Fellow, ICT and Director of Research, Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Colonel ( Res) Dr Shaul Shay served 27 years in the IDF as a paratrooper officer and in the Military Intelligence. In the 1973 war he served as a paratrooper and in the first Lebanon war in 1982 he was the G2 of an armor brigade. In the 1990s he served as the head of counter terror branch and the intelligence officer of the Southern Command.

In the years 2000 – 2007 he was the head of the IDF Military History Department.

In the years 2007-2009 he was the deputy head of the National Security Council (NSC) of Israel.

Shaul Shay holds M.A and Phd degrees from the Bar Ilan University and he is a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzeliya  ( IDC).

Shaul Shay is the director of research of the Institute for Policy and Strategy and a senior research fellow of the International Policy Institute for counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC), Israel.

Dr  Shay is the author and the editor of 19 books, 11 of  them were published in the USA and U.K. His last books are:

Israel and Islamic terror abductions (1986 – 2016) , Sussex Academic Publishers, Brighton, U.K.2016.

 Somalia in transition since 2006, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, 2014.

The global jihad and the tactic of terror abductions, Sussex Academic Publishers, Brighton, U.K.2013.

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Al Shabaab and the 9\11 Style Terror Plot

Nearly 20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. and Philippine security forces foiled a 9\11 style terror attack against United States. The Philippine security forces have arrested Cholo Abdi Abdullah, a Kenyan member of Al Shabaab, in Iba, Zambales in Philippines, on July 1, 2019 on local charges
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Bahrain and the terror threat of Iran

Bahrain announced on September 20, 2020, that it has thwarted a terrorist plot in the Kingdom that received support and funding from Iran. The announcement comes less than a week after Bahrain and United Arab Emirates officially normalized relations with Israel at a signing ceremony at the White House in Washington.
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The Somali Al Shabaab and Iran's Al Quds connection

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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Between Tirana and Tehran

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 "Safer" tanker - an environmental "time bomb" in the Red Sea


Yemeni foreign minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami called on July 4, 2020, the UN Security Council to hold a special session on the Safer floating oil tank following the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s refusal to allow UN experts to conduct their five-year maintenance on the ship. The minister called on the council to address the situation immediately and separate the issue from Yemen’s ongoing war. [1]

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