Zach Goldberg

Zach Goldberg is an expert in terrorism and security studies. He spent the last seven years living in Israel, three of which in an Israeli army infantry brigade. He holds a Bachelor’s in Government and Diplomacy and a Master's in Terrorism and Homeland Security. Goldberg is bilingual in English and Hebrew and has worked for the reputable Institute for Counter Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel. Since graduating and moving back to the US, Goldberg started a website called Information Age Jihad, and has contributed to the well-established Jihadology website. He is also a writer at Scientific American.
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Missile Defense and the High Cost of Living in Israel’s Fortress

With its enemies upgrading their weaponry, Israel must consider the future costs of maintaining the political status quo. Many have praised the Iron Dome’s (ID) stellar performance in the latest Israel-Gaza war. And while some experts impugn this success — insisting that most Tamir interceptor missiles fail to neutralize the warhead of the intercepted rocket — the Iron Dome indubitably... Continue Reading

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Syria’s Salafi Awakening: Existential Psychological Primers (Part 2/2)

The constant fear of death has transformed Syria’s secular Sunnis into warriors of God. Whether it is the thump of barrel bombs, the indiscriminate artillery barrages or the sniping of innocent bystanders — to name only a few — Syria is rife with testaments of human mortality. For Syrians, the contemplation of death is a harrowing daily thought experiment; the crux... Continue Reading

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Syria’s Salafi Awakening: Existential Psychological Primers (Part 1/2)

The constant fear of death has transformed Syria’s secular Sunnis into warriors of God. The prevailing narrative of the Syrian Civil War tells of a conflict that sprouted as a struggle for socioeconomic reform, but soon blossomed into a canonized religious showdown. As it stands, Salafi forces dominate the revolutionary landscape. Ideological differences among them abound, ranging from... Continue Reading

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