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Perspectives University of Ottawa

What will Canada’s national security and public safety challenges be in 2021?

In the absence of a crystal ball we can still list some of the national security and public safety challenges we may face in 2021.

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Gulf State religious moderation falls by the wayside in Pakistan

Countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar have so far turned a blind eye to mounting sectarian sentiment in Pakistan against Shiites and Ahmadis.

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

What exactly do you mean by terrorism?

When we cannot agree on what a word means, how can we deal with the consequences of its actions?

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

Whither Afghan ‘peace’

War seems to be the fate of Afghanistan: peace may not be in the cards.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Is the violent extremist issue bigger than a shoebox?

Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may be overstated.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Canada is getting a failing grade when it comes to terrorism prosecutions

We have laws for good reasons, but when it comes to terrorism it seems these laws do not serve us well. Here are a few exemples.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Remember ISIS? Guess what: they still pose a threat here in Canada

It is rare for a terrorist group to entirely cease to exist. There have been several successful attacks over the past few years and there will be more.

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Articles The Hill Times

A rare insight into Canada’s most secretive spy agency

My old stomping grounds, CSE (Communications Security Establishment), has just put out its very first public report. Let the trumpets sound and the banners fly!

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

Why can’t Canada deport a terrorist?

Al Qaeda member Mohamed Harkat should have been sent back to his native Algeria decades ago: why is he still here in Canada?

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Articles The Hill Times

The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share intelligence where and when they can.