Two AQ terrorists attacked unarmed US Marines engaged in exercises on Kuwait’s Failaka Island in 2002, killing one and wounding one.
What happens when you gather together a former Al Qaeda bombmaker, a guy who wanted to be a monk and a former CSIS analyst to talk about terrorism?
When you have been at war with something for almost two decades it is important to declare ‘victory’ at some point. Those whose support you – i.e. the public/taxpayer – need and want to see some results for the actions they are backstopping. Fighting for years with no sense that you are winning is a […]
Here is the script that accompanies episode #4 of the podcast “An Intelligent Look at Terrorism”: W(h)ither Al Qaeda? There are a lot of good pieces on the status of Al Qaeda and here are links to a few of them: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/08/opinions/where-is-bin-ladens-partner-in-crime-ayman-al-zawahiri/index.html https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-isis-syria-iraq-iran-terror-islamic-state-washington-a8769936.html https://ctc.usma.edu/fighting-the-long-war-the-evolution-of-al-qaida-in-the-arabian-peninsula/ Here is a piece on the assessment of the Office of […]
Ready for a “where were you when…?” question? I launched my first book last week in Ottawa and my host, the CBC’s Hannah Thibedeau, asked me what my favourite part of ‘An end to the war on terrorism‘ was. She had warned me she was going to throw that one at me so I had […]
Episode 106 – A fascinating conversation with Jesse Morton, former to Al Qaeda recruiter in the US
Afghanistan has been in a lot of trouble for a very long time and now the Taliban are back in power. How much worse can things get?
In today’s world governments resort to slapping the ‘terrorism’ label on all kinds of things and people that have nothing to do with terrorism.
The Somali government and military have been making bold claims of late that Al Shabaab is on its way out. Is this true?
We constantly hear or read that this or that terrorist group has been “defeated”: how much stock should we place in such reports (hint: very little)