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            May 2012

2012 Spring/Summer Journal of International Security Affairs
Generals and Admirals Program in Israel
2011 Holiday Appeal
Dr. Anat Berko Briefs JINSA Members
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Spring/Summer Issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs is Available for iPad, Kindle and is in Bookstores Now!

SS12 Journal Cover We are delighted to announce that the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs is now available! The new issue focuses on the first year of the popular revolt dubbed the Arab Spring and also explores how Asia has become a dominant factor in American economic, political, diplomatic, and military planning.  Unique analysis of the economic situation in Egypt by David P. Goldman, author of How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying, Too), leads to the conclusion that Egypt is headed for disaster. In addition, Director of the Jewish Policy Center in Washington, DC Matthew RJ Brodsky writes about the situation in Syria and how America should be responding. An article by Gordon G. Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China explores how political changes in the PRC are increasingly challenging American assumptions about engaging China.

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JINSA's Generals and Admirals Trip to Israel Featured on the IDF's Own Blog

The 2012 JINSA delegation of retired American Generals and Admirals visited Israel and Jordan this month to meet with senior military, intelligence, and political officials to learn more about the regional security challenges that Israel faces. The U.S. officers visited all of Israel's borders and were briefed by senior IDF commanders on all fronts. The story was featured on the IDF's own blog.

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JINSA's 2011 Holdiay Appeal Raised over $140,000 for Troops in Need

For the 9th year in a row, JINSA members and non-members alike supported American troops through JINSA's Deserving Soldiers Holiday Appeal. In 2011, JINSA raised close $140,000 toward these efforts. Since the campaign began in 2003, JINSA has raised and distributed more than $1 million.

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Dr. Anat Berko, Authority on Suicide Bombers, Briefs JINSA Members

Credit: Ron Sheinson Photography
In early May, JINSA hosted Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert who focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers. In her brief to JINSA members and invited Washington policymakers, Berko touched on a range of issues that included Islamist terrorist justifications for suicide bombing, tactics used to recruit suicide bombers, and the phenomena of female suicide bombers. Berko is a member of both Israel's Counter-Terrorism Team and Israel's National Security Council and is a key counter-terrorism advisor to senior Israeli government officials. In 2003, after a 25-year military career where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, she retired from the Israel Defense Forces. Berko's research draws on knowledge gained from personal interviews with dozens of incarcerated terrorists. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from Bar-Ilan University and is the author of The Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers.

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