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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Djibouti the next target of Al-Shabaab

In a video released on March 26, 2021, the leader of Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen, Abu Ubaydah Ahmad Omar lashed out at Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has been in power since 1999 and is set to win a fifth term in elections on April 9,2021
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The Leadership crisis of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been under arrest for several months, according to a United Nations report. The document said Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, also known as Abu Miqdad al-Kindi, the leader of AQAP for just under a year, was arrested and his deputy, Saad Atef al-Awlaqi, died during an operation in Ghayda City, Al-Mahrah Governorate, in October 2020.[1] So far, the group has not announced who replaced Batarfi as the leader of AQAP.
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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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