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I`m originally from the United States, and now make my home in Israel - after living for some years in Hong Kong and England. In addition to handling general questions about Israeli life and history, I can field questions relating to strategic aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism, as well as some tactical aspects. As an Associate of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, I can draw on ICT`s accumulated expertise in this area. As the Lead Researcher for ICT`s "al-Aqsa Intifada" Database Project (and author of "An Engineered Tragedy", ICT`s report on the findings of this project), I have become the world`s leading expert (indeed, as far as I know, the world`s only expert) on the demographics of the victims of the phase of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that began in September 2000. Going beyond terrorism per se, I can answer questions regarding pretty much all aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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For over five years, I was associated with the Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. My own role there is, to a degree, that of "expert in everything else" - that is, I'm less of a security expert than many of the other researchers there, but I have a broader background in other areas, including banking and finance, general scientific subjects, and so on. I also can draw upon the knowledge of other ICT staff. For the last few years, I've been co-Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC); our website is at .


Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC):


B.A. in History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.

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Recent Answers from Don Radlauer

2013-07-15 Language as a Tool for Peace:

Dear Lour -    Your question is a little hard to understand - for one thing, did you mean that a war was won with a knife, or with a pen? (There's an English/American expression, "the pen is mightier than

2012-02-14 Terrorism/Sleeper Cells/Chess:

Dear Lillie -    I'm afraid that there's nothing special about the "positioning" of a sleeper cell that would give it away. Unlike chess pieces, which can move about the board only in very specific ways

2012-01-06 Why Terrorism:

Dear Lillie -    The first thing to remember is that the people who fund terrorism do not, as a rule, label what they're doing in those terms. To them, the organizations they are funding are "fighting

2011-01-28 Big Bad Things:

Dear Kate -    Sorry for the slow response - I'm fighting off a bad cold, so I've been pretty much useless for the last couple of days.    I'm not sure I'm entirely clear on just what question you want

2011-01-26 Big Bad Things:

Dear Kate -    Your question isn't at all "strange" - in fact, one of the things my colleagues and I do professionally is offer target-specific threat assessment, evaluating, for example, what kinds of


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