How much has our understanding about radicalisation grown since 9/11?

Last week saw the emergence of a very interesting report by the Montreal-based Centre for the…

What should the public be told about terrorist threats?

The public has a complicated relationship with intelligence agencies.  On the one hand we love to…

What role does trauma play in radicalisation?

The renowned US journal Scientific American put out a fascinating article today in which leading scholars…

Neutralising the radicalisers

If there is one thing that any serious researcher or professional who has studied radicalisation to…

How do we know when a terrorist is lying?

One thing I find fascinating is the science of lie detection. There is a lot of…

What threat do returning foreign fighters pose?

As we still reel from the foiled terrorist attack  last week in Strathroy, Ontario, we can…

If I were Minister of Public Safety for a day

The Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale, will make some comments later today on the…

How should we respond to terrorism?

I apologise  for leading off with a statement of the obvious, but terrorism is real.  We…

What does Aaron Driver’s martyrdom video tell us

Another video, another promise of terrorism. You would think that we’d be getting tired of these…

Do Canadian authorities have enough counter terrorism tools?

Today in the small southwestern Ontario town of Strathroy a young man known to police for…