Jan 15, 2019

Al Shabaab shows – again – that it is still a terrorist force to be reckoned with

The attack still unfolding as I type in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi has been claimed by the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab terrorist group. At around 3 PM local time an explosion, apparently caused by a suicide bomber, went off outside an office/hotel complex followed by the incursion of armed men into the building. Casualty […]

Jan 15, 2019

Podcast #1 – What now? Road terrorists? – transcript

Podcast 1 – aired January 15,2019 What the heck is a ‘road terrorist’? Hello and welcome to the inaugural episode of the podcast ‘An intelligent look at terrorism’.  I’m your host Phil Gurski, President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting in Ottawa. This podcast will look at a variety of issues surrounding […]

Jan 14, 2019

A provisional mea culpa on incels

If there is one thing I take pride in it is my commitment to speaking and writing only on matters on which I think I have something meaningful or useful to say. Our world is all too crammed with ‘instant experts’ willing to weigh in on just about anything, although more often than not they […]

Jan 10, 2019

Yes, minors can be terrorists too

In most Western judicial systems there is a very stark divide between minors and adults. The former are treated differently and, if found guilty of serious offences, are usually kept separate from older criminals. This is probably a good thing as putting kids with adults allows the latter to influence – and not in a […]