ICTS Events

  • "European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?" Briefing

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?" June 9, 2017 The latest attacks in the UK, France, and elsewhere have once again focused the world's attention on terrorism nationally, regionally, and globally. Moreover, in the aftermath of President Trump’s first foreign trip as well as his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate, what are the likely directions for U.S.…

  • "Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?" Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?" May 24, 2017   In view of President Trump’s Middle East policies and actions during the first hundred days of his administration and in the aftermath of the president’s first foreign trip, including to Saudi Arabia and Israel, is a new regional strategic order emerging? An assessment of this potential direction was discussed by a panel…

  • Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES   "Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"   April 20, 2017   The role of the press in reporting on terrorism has been under public debate for decades. Many issues have been considered, including whether the media encourages terrorism and whether governments should prevent the press from covering terrorism in the "name of security." These and related questions regarding the role…

  • “Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017” Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017" April 13, 2017 Since 9/11, a disturbing trend of security challenges in Africa, including terrorism, civil wars, epidemics, famines, and refugee crises, have created grave regional and global strategic implications. A review of 2016 and early 2017 demonstrate that this trend is becoming far more dangerous than ever before.  A panel of current and…

  • “Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook.” Seminar

      INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES   "Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"   March 23, 2017 Bill Gates recently warned world leaders at the Munich Conference of security threats from bioterrorism. Coupled with chemical, radiological, and nuclear dangers, we are in the midst of an age of “super terrorism.” In the face of this growing reality, a panel of experts assessed past lessons, identified potential concerns, and…

  • "International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES   February 23, 2017 The 19th Annual Event "International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017" The year 2016 represents one of the most troubling security challenges since 9/11. The human, political, economic, and strategic global costs will continue to grow in 2017 without more effective international cooperation. A distinguished panel of experts discussed a wide range of related topics from…

  • "Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era" Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era" December 16, 2016 Latin America’s multiple security challenges include organized crime, terrorism, migration, economic development, and threats to democratic governance. Experts with governmental, academic, and professional experience discussed current and future trends as well as regional and global policy implications. Opening remarks were given by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States…

  • "Middle East Strategic Outlook: Regional and Global Implications" Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "Middle East Strategic Outlook: Regional and Global Implications"   November 21, 2016 The current deteriorating Middle East security architecture gravely challenges the international community more than ever before. The lingering crisis of national identities coupled with escalating extremism and violence is resulting in unprecedented social, economic, and strategic costs. These regional calamities require most urgently comprehensive conflict resolution policies and actions by all concerned nations.…

  • "The Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

      INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "The Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" October 14, 2016 As the U.S. just marked its 15th anniversary of 9/11 and as the UN general assembly began its 71st session, terrorism continues to plague the international community with escalated, complex security challenges. The latest attacks from New York to Aleppo have once again underscored the brutalization, victimization, and globalization of contemporary…

  • NATO: Post Warsaw Agenda

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "NATO: Post Warsaw Agenda" October 31, 2016 NATO, as it marked its 68th anniversary, is still facing a broad range of old and new challenges, including piracy, terrorism, regional and global conflicts, humanitarian crises, proliferation of WMD, and cyber threats. In the face of these and other strategic concerns and in the aftermath of the latest Warsaw Summit that focused inter alia on strengthening and modernizing the…

  • “Terrorism Generational Challenges: Political, Social, Economic, and Strategic Implications” Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES “Terrorism Generational Challenges: Political, Social, Economic, and Strategic Implications” August 29, 2016 Although the ongoing public debates in the U.S. and abroad are about combating current terrorist threats, it is equally critical to focus attention on “the longer war” for the remainder of the 21st century. Experts with government, diplomatic, military, and academic experience analyzed the likely future terrorist challenges on the political, social,…

  • "Post-Attempted Coup in Turkey: Quo Vadis?" Seminar

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES "Post-Attempted Coup in Turkey: Quo Vadis?"   August 3, 2016 In the wake of the failed coup in July, many questions have arisen both domestically and internationally regarding Turkey’s future political, social, economic, and strategic direction. Interdisciplinary academic experts provided assessments of likely developments in Turkey as well as the resulting implications for national, regional, and global security concerns.

  • “The Lone Wolf Terrorist: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies” Seminar

      INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES “The Lone Wolf Terrorist: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies” July 27, 2016 The latest terrorist incidents in Nice, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Orlando and elsewhere, are once again a grim reminder of the expanding operational roles of "lone wolves." Whether they are self-radicalized or linked to home-grown or foreign groups, their involvement reflects a worrisome weakness in the security chain of modern…

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