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.
This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]