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Author: Shavit, Shabtai

Reflections on the State of the world

If the United States and Europe do not rediscover themselves anew, it will be very difficult for them to win the ideological war against Russia. The United States and Europe can and must prove that only open societies have the potential and the ability for

“Protective Edge” – Insights

Does the strategic, long-term threat posed by Hamas constitute an existential threat or not? I choose to leave the question open to the discretion of the reader. If a decision maker is convinced that the cumulative threat is indeed existential and manages to convince the

Morality Versus E-Security – Opening Remarks

It is a great honor for us to welcome you to the ICT’s 13th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. For many of us the annual conference has become a given. The truth is that organizing such a conference entails tremendous

The Mossad Did Its Part

I returned from a trip abroad and read the numerous articles in Haaretz and Yediot Aharonot concerning the recent publication of testimonies made to the Agranat Commission that had been assigned by the Israeli government to inquire the Yom – Kippur war (1973). First published