Not very intelligent

We all know that politicians are generally not well regarded.  Recent surveys in the US have…

Funda-mental?

We can’t seem to get away from the whole mental illness/terrorism nexus.  Popular wisdom still maintains…

Anyone can do it

As US officials and others struggle to understand why Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez shot and killed five…

Fundamentally wrong – part two

When we talk of terrorism we often tiptoe around terminology.  Even the word “terrorism” itself has…

Radically wrong

The more our security agencies investigate groups and individuals who adopt violent ideologies, some of which…

Oh the places they’ll go!

When most people think about terrorism, they probably have some pre-set notions of what it looks…

Pulling back the welcome mat

In the struggle to come up with strategies to deal with violent extremism (notice I didn’t…

Judicial jihad?

A couple of years ago, I remember reading an article in the Wall Street Journal in…

The good, the bad and the ugly – part two

Still with me?  Let’s continue #13 and #14 – fantastic (that’s even better than great)!  We…

The good, the bad and the ugly – part one

I’m no fan of spaghetti westerns and the 1966 film starring Clint Eastwood among others has…

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