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The Red Sea Region between War and Reconciliation


Dr Shaul Shay is a senior research fellow of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) and former Director of Research at the Institute for Strategy and Policy (IPS) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and served as the Deputy Head of the Israeli National Security Council. His publications include: Global Jihad and the Tactic of Terror Abduction. His 2005 book The Red Sea Terror Triangle: Sudan, Somalia and Yemen and Islamic Terror analyzed events that led these countries to become hubs of radical Islam and terrorism. The current book moves events forward a decade to the geostrategic shifts in the region.

Reviews of the author’s Israel and Islamic Terror Abductions, 1986–2016:

“Political terror abductions keeps growing, and this book is an excellent introduction. Highly recommended.” Choice

“Abduction is a grievous weapon in the terrorist arsenal, and this book shows why.” Joshua Sinai, Washington Post

The Red Sea is one of the world’s most important trade routes, a theater of power struggle among local, regional and global powers. Military and political developments continue to impact on the geostrategic landscape of the region in the context of its trade thoroughfare for Europe, China, Japan and India; freedom of navigation is a strategic interest for Egypt, and essential for Israel’s economic ties with Asia.

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