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Today in Terrorism

Today in terrorism: October 7, 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking

On this day in 1985, four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front corralled 97 passengers aboard the Italian ship Achille Lauro.

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Would you shill for Usama bin Laden?

Canadian lobby firm should not be doing business with Sudan military.

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Quick Hits

Quick Hits 155 – Are “experts” as good as they say they are?

Everywhere you turn you come across an ‘expert’.

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Perspectives

So you say you’re an expert? Prove it!

We are inundated with self-proclaimed experts on terrorism and national security. How do you pick which one to follow? Knowing their backgrounds might help.

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A rare insight into Canada’s most secretive spy agency

My old stomping grounds, CSE (Communications Security Establishment), has just put out its very first public report. Let the trumpets sound and the banners fly!

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The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share intelligence where and when they can.

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.

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Articles The Hill Times

Our problem with China is much bigger than the fate of the two Michaels

This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about China’s activities for decades and those warnings have been shunted aside. China is not Canada‚Äôs friend. It is a serial human rights abuser in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. OTTAWA, CANADA — You have to feel for the families of […]

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Terrorism is becoming complicated… again!

When you hear someone say that terrorism has ‘changed’ and that we have to change with it be skeptical. Nothing really has changed over 150 years with the sole exception of technology.

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‘Peace in our time’, Afghan style?

Why military interventions are hard to evaluate, especially ones in really broken lands like Afghanistan.