A tale of two combatants

In November 2015 my eldest daughter and I were in northern France at a B&B near…

One man’s terrorist is another man’s child soldier?

Oh no, you are probably saying!  Please, dear God, not another column on Omar Khadr!  Make…

What should be our response to all the far-right hate groups in Canada?

As I have stated on many occasions, the threat to Canada from Islamist extremist groups represents…

Damned if we do and damned if we don’t – revisited

Yesterday’s Canada Day 150 was a bit of a wash, if you consider the weather. I…

Why wasn’t Rehab Dughmosh being watched? Because we can’t watch everybody

We all know that hindsight is 20-20 – or at least we think it always is.…

Fair stood the wind for jihad – part two

I suppose I have to explain the title for this blog.  I recall reading a book…

Can we ‘negotiate’ with terrorists? It depends…

I am currently attending a very interesting conference in Tunisia entitled ‘International Panel on Exiting Violence’…

Why we shouldn’t celebrate the imminent demise of IS too much

There is indeed good news coming out of western Iraq and eastern Syria these days.  When…

Should Canada compensate citizens in ‘terrorism cases’? No

Well, the inevitable has happened.  We all knew it was coming.  Canada’s most famous ‘child soldier’,…

What should we do to re-integrate returning foreign fighters?

Imagine the following scenario if you will.  You are an HR officer for a company or…