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Is all not well with the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance?

Are the recent concerns about the state of the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance justified? Take a breath folks, nothing to see here.

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What do the New Zealand stabbings tell us about terrorism?

In a world where everyone has concluded that the only threat to the West comes from the ‘far right’, a series of stabbings in New Zealand reminds us this is not 100% accurate.

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Why it is important not to miss the terrorist forest for the trees

When we discuss terrorism and the extent of its reach we really should ensure that numbers play an important part in our analysis

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Why it is so hard to decide what is – and what isn’t – terrorism

Terrorism is not as obvious as it may seem at times. Agreement on what is – and what isn’t – an act of terrorism can be quite difficult.

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Repeat after me: thou shall not kill!

Why is it that so many so-called ‘religious’ terrorists seem to ignore the very tenets against murder that their religions explicitly espouse?

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Hate and terrorism are not synonymous

Calling all serious hate-motivated violent crime ‘terrorism’ is unnecessary, unhelpful and problematic: we need to stop doing this

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Hurry up culture does not help understand terrorism or acts of mass violence

The reason for the cowardly attack in London (ON) on June 6 is yet to be determined; calling it terrorism prematurely is not helpful

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Why the death of a terrorist group leader may not be as big as it seems

Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.

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There is more than enough blame on both sides for the ongoing violence in Israel/Palestine

The sovereign right to protect one’s nation from terrorists should not include methods that just create the conditions for more terrorism.

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Are we REALLY seeing the end of global Islamist terrorism?

Reports that global Islamist terrorism is on the wane are inaccurate and dangerous: we have to keep our eye on this international security threat