Dr. Ofer Fridman
Dr. Ofer Fridman is a Teaching & Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and the Director of Operations at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC). He holds the degrees of B.A. in Military History and Security Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A. in Counter–Terror and Homeland Security from the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya (IDC), and PhD in Politics from the University of Reading. His research interests include: Military Strategy and Military Transformation Theories, Civilian Casualties in Armed Conflict, Russian Military Culture and Strategy, Non-Military Means and Methods in Contemporary Conflicts, Strategic Communications in International Relations. He has published several articles of a diverse range which can be found at; https://kingscollegelondon.academia.edu/OferFridman.
In the past several years, the United States has witnessed a concerning rise in far-right extremism and terrorist violence. Attackers in Oak Creek, Charleston, and Pittsburgh emerged from an increasingly emboldened radical right, which has grown in size and ambition in recent years. The Atomwaffen Division—a small, neo-Nazi terrorist organisation—is part of this movement. This […]
On the night of 26 November 2008, ten Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists attacked Mumbai. They stuck simultaneously at five locations, shooting dead 140 Indians and 25 foreign tourists. American and British passport-holders were executed in two luxury hotel complexes. At a Jewish cultural centre, Israeli nationals were tortured before being killed. A fourth location, a café frequented […]
Introduction In recent years, there has been much debate over the role organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism, and vice versa. In this Perspective, I explore the dichotomy that exists between the contention that organised criminals and terrorists are exceptionally similar, against the counterargument that their strategic aims (that is, profit versus political […]