Session: Session 3
Date/Time: April 27, 2016 / 10:45-12:15
David Sanger, The New York Times
Joseph Kéchichian, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
Alon Levkowitz, Bar-Ilan University
Ouyang Wei, National Defense University,People’s Liberation Army, China
James Przystup, National Defense University, U.S.
International terrorism is on the cusp of a new era with the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS). No longer is terrorism confined to certain parts of the world or directed only towards certain groups of people. This is evident in attacks at the international level from Jakarta to Paris to Istanbul. It is not sufficient to deal with these threats using traditional means of military mobilization or economic sanctions. In the “New Normal,” terrorism is not isolated to extremist religious groups and rogue states like North Korea, but includes new actors perpetrating crimes through cyber terrorism. How can the international community curb, contain and possibly defeat terrorism? Will groups like ISIS continue to fester and threaten with its trail of terror? Is there any way to cope with cyber terrorism deliberately designed by rogue states and terrorist groups? Can the international community offer an alternative model of societal order that reduces the appeal of terrorism?