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Nov 1, 2016, 3:37 PM
Jews Are Still Preferred Targets of Religious Hate Crimes
The past several years brought a marked rise in religious hatred and violence against Jews in Europe. Violence against Jews has been on the rise in Europe with 2014 having mirrored some the horrific events that took place in...
Jan 1, 2016, 5:54 PM
America’s Failing Counterterrorism Policy
The United States (US) and its coalition allies have conducted more than 6,000 airstrikes against ISIS targets in just over a year. President Barack Obama is now serving his last year in office and will soon hand power over...
Sep 7, 2015, 6:18 PM
Europe’s Migrant Crisis a Trojan Horse
Israel shares many common interests with the 28-nation bloc of the European Union (EU) and the EU polity. In the context of Europe’s migrant crisis, First Vice President of the European Commission (EC), Frans Timmermans, stressed some of those...
Jun 23, 2015, 5:09 AM
Israel and Global Cyber Security
As much as 640 terabytes of data, 100,000 tweets, and 204 million Emails are transferred on the Internet every minute. Other data transfers include trillions of dollars USD (for financial transactions), very sensitive military records and documentation, and an immeasurable...
Jan 19, 2015, 10:24 AM
Palestinians Reproach Canadian Support
The sources of enmity toward Canada and its political representatives by Palestinians are plentiful. The Federal Government of Canada has been disinclined to present a concrete position on disputed lands along the line of June 4, 1967. Canada has been accused...
Jan 19, 2015, 5:36 AM
Selective History and the Paris Massacre
The death of the Jihadist murderers near Paris days after the death of 17 people across France brought little solace to an entire nation and even to communities beyond. Two days of extremist-violence in France, the deadliest in roughly...
Jan 8, 2015, 4:09 AM
Nouveau Terrorisme: Old Response to a New Jihadist Threat
The attacks in Paris, perpetrated by individuals motivated by extremist (religious-based) ideology, reify the challenge of combating threats that are decentralized and able to draw on sophisticated weaponry, technology, training, and planning/implementation. Although initial thoughts sparked by the attacks in...
Dec 15, 2014, 8:49 AM
Deradicalizing Europe’s ISIS Jihadists
As 2014 comes to an end, the number of Europeans who have joined Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq—so-called Euro-jihadists—exceeds 3,000. This figure comes from European Union (EU) anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove. As this figure slowly grew over...
Nov 26, 2014, 8:34 AM
US-Iran-Israel Relations: A Tense State of Détente
Power Transition Theory (occasionally associated with the realist school of thought in international relations ) places states in the international system along a hierarchy, with the range of states characterized by variations in both competition and cooperation. Transitions of power...
Oct 29, 2014, 10:57 PM
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh: Shelf Life of a Terrorist
The United States (US) Department of Insurance (DoI) recently discovered that Rasmieh Yousef Odeh (c. 1947), who worked as an Obamacare Navigator in Illinois, has a prior conviction related to violent terrorist acts carried out in a crowded Shufersol...
Dr Scott N Romaniuk is a visiting fellow at the International Centre for Policing and Security, University of South Wales, UK, and a non-resident expert at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies, ROC.