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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Desk

The goal of the desk is to engage in research in the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism in all its aspects (strategic, operative and technological); to monitor continuously the data concerning events and developments in the field of CBRN terrorism; and help in the education and training on this subject at IDC and elsewhere.

In addition to his duties as the head of desk, Dr. Karmon also teaches an M.A. CBRN terrorism course at Reichman University assisted by Ms. Alexandra David. The course serves as a pool of interns and volunteers to support research at ICT.

At present the CBRN Desk is engaged in a long term research concerning the threat of chemical and biological terrorism stemming from the situation in the Syrian civil war. In this framework the ICT has published two papers: “Syria’s Chemical Weapons – The Terrorism Threat,” by the CBRN Team and “Foreign Fighter Involvement In Syria,” by ICT Research Assistant Ms. J. Skidmore.

ICT has entered in cooperation with the Institute for Security Policy (ISPK) in Kiel, Germany for the research of the phenomena of Foreign Fighters in Syria, which also includes the CBRN aspects.

Ely Karmon

Dr. Ely Karmon

Head of Desk

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