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.
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]