To say that Israel faces a terrorist threat is stating the obvious. While traditionally the perpetrators have been described as Palestinian/Islamist in nature, of late there are some concerns over Jewish extremist actions. To talk about this and more Borealis is joined by Eugene Gerstein, Managing Partner at the Aerospace & Defence Division of a leading global defence and aerospace manufacturer.
About my guest
Eugene Gerstein is former senior level executive for large and mid-size security and defence organizations and orchestrated large international infrastructure projects, primarily in the border, public safety, airport, seaport and public transportation sectors. Eugene has a vast amount of experience in the defence and aerospace industries, having spearheaded major development and deployment projects for international borders, large airports, maritime security projects, public safety (safe city), etc. Prior to his commercial activities, Eugene served in the military, followed by a brief stint in law enforcement, involved in Counter Narcotics and Counter Terrorism Task Forces.
Canadian Intelligence Eh
In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
About Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present.