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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The Houthi Drone Threat in Yemen


On January 10, 2019, a Houthi drone attacked a Yemeni government military parade in Al Anad airbase in Lahaj province some 60 kilometers north of Aden, killing seven people and injuring 11 others. A high-ranking Yemeni intelligence officer, Brigadier General Saleh Tamah was injured in the attack and later died of his wounds. Footage of the attack showed a drone exploding over a podium around which dozens of military personnel were standing.

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Egypt and the CEN-SAD counterterrorism


Over the last decade Islamic terrorism in the Sahel – Sahara region has been fueled by the chaos that engulfed Libya in 2011, the Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and the rise of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. [i]

The porous borders and the limited security presence in remote and sparsely populated areas allow militant terrorist groups to extend their activities across the region. 

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Iran and the terror in Sistan - Baluchistan province


Over several decades Baluchi groups have fought Iran’s Islamic regime—as well as the neighboring Pakistani government—for greater autonomy or independence. Most militant groups in Baluchistan are based on tribal connections. These tribes have tribal patterns of authority and obligation and a tradition of helping and harboring members of allied tribes and many tribes in Pakistani Baluchistan support their oppressed brothers in Iran.

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Bahrain as a Sunni-Shia Fault Line


Bahrain has been in turmoil since a 2011 uprising backed by majority Shia Muslims, supported by Iran, which demanded greater rights from the Sunni-led monarchy. The government crushed the protests with the help of its Sunni Arab Gulf allies. Sporadic violence and bomb attacks largely aimed at Bahraini security forces have become the norm since 2011.[i]

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Egypt - The Hasm Terrorist Group


On February 11, 2017 the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters designated the militant Hasm group, which claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks on security forces as well as assassination attempts on public figures over the past year, as a terrorist group.

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