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 report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]