Israeli Counterterrorism: Triumphs, Failures, and Future Challenges


A presentation by Daniel Byman, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, the Brookings Institution; professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

An expert on counter-terrorism and Middle East security, Daniel Byman has served as a professional staff member with both the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (“The 9-11 Commission”) and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. He also has served as Research Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation and as a Middle East analyst for the U.S. intelligence community.Byman has written widely on a range of topics related to terrorism, international security, and the Middle East. His books include The Five Front War: A Better Way to Fight Global Jihad (Wiley, 2008); Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from an Iraqi Civil War (Brookings, 2007; co-authored with Kenneth Pollack); and Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2005). His latest book is A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism (Oxford, 2011). Sponsored by the Notre Dame Holocaust Project. Co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and CCHR.