Apr 25, 2019

Podcast #8 of An Intelligent Look at Terrorism: What happened in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday?

Episode #8 of the podcast series An Intelligent Look at Terrorism is now available on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Podbean! My take on the Sri Lankan attacks  Youtube LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Podbean

Apr 24, 2019

Sri Lanka’s terrorist attacks and intelligence failure? What intelligence failure??

Imagine the following scenario. The weather outside is awful. It has been snowing for three days now and a lot of the white stuff has accumulated on the ground. In addition, the temperatures have hovered around zero (Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit) so there is a real risk of ice on the roads. Every TV station, […]

Apr 23, 2019

Is tit for tat terrorism now inevitable?

When you are a child your first instinct is to hit back at others who have hit you or with whom you are frustrated (I see this a bit with my 19-month old grandson). We have to be taught not to lash out at others – in other words to resist our natural reactions. This […]

Apr 22, 2019

Maybe Alek Minassian wasn’t an ‘incel’ terrorist after all

I am not a “I told you so” kinda guy. I have been wrong enough times in my life, even as an intelligence analyst, to know that thinking I am always right is not a good strategy. Not too mention annoyingly arrogant. Still, I want to return to the attack on Yonge Street in Toronto […]