MEDIA ADVISORY

December 10, 2012

Hamas, Violence, and Key Decisions

Washington, D.C.: The Diplomatic Courier is pleased to feature "To Be or Not to Be Violent?" by Somdeep Sen, in Volume 6, Issue 6 of the magazine. Visit here for the full article.

"Violence, while proclaiming the group's ability to fight and defend itself, is also a reassurance of the same to its constituency. It relays to the Palestinian populace that Hamas is committed to an "iron dome" of sovereignty within which Palestinians are protected from hegemonic forces, epitomized by the State of Israel," an excerpt from Sen's article.

MEDIA ADVISORY

December 10, 2012

Hamas, Violence, and Key Decisions

Washington, D.C.: The Diplomatic Courier is pleased to feature "To Be or Not to Be Violent?" by Somdeep Sen, in Volume 6, Issue 6 of the magazine. Visit here for the full article.

"Violence, while proclaiming the group's ability to fight and defend itself, is also a reassurance of the same to its constituency. It relays to the Palestinian populace that Hamas is committed to an "iron dome" of sovereignty within which Palestinians are protected from hegemonic forces, epitomized by the State of Israel," an excerpt from Sen's article.

"Somdeep Sen's analysis of the dilemma facing Hamas' continued use of violence adds to our understanding of the conflict. Quite important, Sen emphasizes Hamas' relationship with violence since its foundation, as seen in its early identity and relationship with Israel," said Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief.

The November/December edition of the Diplomatic Courier also includes articles on:

  • "Better Late than Never: Dealing with the Dangers of Economic Espionage," by Mike Baker, formerly with the Central Intelligence Agency and current president and Co-Founder of Diligence LLC
  • "Big Data Analytics and the Economics of Organized Violence," by Gary Shiffman, President and CEO of Giant Oak, a data analytics company, and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
  • "Information Superiority: Making Big Data Actionable," by Andrew Serwin, CEO and Executive Director of The Lares Institute, founding chair of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice and partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • "Duck and Cover: Cyber Instability," and "Brain-in-the-Loop Integration: CT2WS Enters Next Phase," by Chrisella Herzog, Managing Editor, Diplomatic Courier
  • "What Lies Beneath the ‘Anonymous' Hack of Stratfor," by Whitney Grespin, operations specialist, Atlantean
  • "Taipei's Cyberwarfare Gambit," by Paul Nash, China Correspondent, Diplomatic Courier
  • "The Future of Cybersecurity Legislation: Will Congress Act," by E. Pierce Blue, Contributor Editor, Diplomatic Courier
  • Interview: H.E. Ilhom Nematov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States

The previous September/October 2012 edition published the "99 Under 33," an international list recognizing the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33. The complete list is available in this edition and at: www.diplomaticourier.com/99Under33.

For more information on the Diplomatic Courier or to request interviews, contact press@diplomaticourier.org.

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About the Author: Somdeep Sen is a PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen specializing in the relationship between civil and military functions of armed non-state actors, with a specific focus on Hezbollah and HAMAS.

About Us: The Diplomatic Courier is the global affairs magazine that connects the diplomatic and policy establishment to the next generation of leaders in diplomacy and foreign policy. The Diplomatic Courier publishes six print issues per year, as well as weekly online content and a daily blog, On Point. Readers can preview the print editions and subscribe here. The Diplomatic Courier is an independent publication both in its voice and its organization. Publishing opinions from all political spectrums, the Courier adheres to the ideals of freedom of expression, individualism, and fair and balanced journalism.

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