Dr. Ely Karmon


Dr. Ely Karmon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, and a Senior Research Scholar at The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC. He lectures on Terrorism and Guerrilla in Modern Times at The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, at the IDF Military College, and at the National Security Seminar of the Galillee College. Dr. Karmon's fields of research include international terrorism, WMD terrorism, political violence and extremism, and the strategic influence of terrorism and subversion in the Middle East and worldwide. Has written extensively on international terrorism, and has participated in numerous international conferences. Dr. Karmon served as an advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, is a member of The Atlantic Forum of Israel, and is involved in NATO workshops on terrorism and on the Mediterranean Dialogue. He is a member of the International Permanent Observatory (IPO) on Security Measures During Majors Events at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Turin, Italy. Fellow at the Proteus Management Group, Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College, USA. Member of the Scientific Board of CeAS (Centro Alti Studi per la lotta al terrorismo e alla violenza politica), Latina, Italy. Served as advisor of the Anti-Semitism Monitoring Forum of the Israeli Government Secretariat. Shari and Herb Rosen visiting fellow 2002 at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, which published his policy memorandum Fight on All Fronts? Hizballah, the War on Terror, and the War in Iraq (December 2003). 

Dr. Karmon holds a B.A. in English and French Culture from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a Licence in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and a Licence in Bantu languages from the Ecole de Langues Orientales, in Paris.  He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Haifa University. His book "Coalitions between Terrorist Organizations: Revolutionaries, Nationalists, and Islamists" was released in May 2005 by Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden and Boston). 

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