Israeli Counterterrorism: Implications for Regional Security and Stability

Daniel Byman, Professor, Georgetown University and Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Learning the “lessons of Israel” is often cited as a must for the United States and other democracies. Israel has scored many counterterrorism successes since its creation in 1948, but it has also made mistakes that have occasionally left the country less secure. Perhaps most importantly, the Israeli experience teaches us about the counterterrorism dilemmas that democracies often face on issues ranging from the preservation of civil liberties to the appropriate use of law enforcement agencies and military force. Join Daniel Byman for a discussion on Israeli counterterrorism and its implications for stability in the Levant region.

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His latest book, A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.