Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Cluster

The scope of terrorist attacks launched globally since September 9/11, the growing use of unconventional weapons, and the spread of a radical-Islamic network of terrorism epitomized by the rise of al Qaeda & ISIS, have transformed the once localized threat of terrorism into an international problem. By intentionally targeting civilians while exploiting freedoms embedded in liberal-democratic values, terrorism presents a difficult and complicated challenge to decision makers and counter-terrorism experts.

About the Cluster

The Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security cluster introduces students to the challenges and dilemmas entailed in countering terrorism. Studies in this cluster cover, among others, the Israeli experience in countering terrorism; the nexus between failed states, terrorism and political development; the internationalization of modern terrorism and groups like ISIS, al Qaeda and Hezbollah; civil wars & ethnic conflicts; ideology & doctrine of radical Islamic movements; and law and terrorism.

Cluster Highlights

  • The courses provide students with a deep understanding of the strategic, moral and legal dilemmas entailed in counter-terrorism activities.
  • The courses equip students with the necessary tools to conduct sound research and analysis in the field.
  • Students are provided with the opportunity to become involved in research projects and activities of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) held throughout the year.

What Are You Going To Study?

​For the entire list of courses please refer to the Student Handbook

*Students are also required to take general electives and may take electives from other programs at Reichman University.


**Reichman University reserves the right to cancel, alter, or expand the academic programs and courses offered.