The reason for the cowardly attack in London (ON) on June 6 is yet to be determined; calling it terrorism prematurely is not helpful
Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.
The sovereign right to protect one’s nation from terrorists should not include methods that just create the conditions for more 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
How many things go ‘bump in the night’ and how many can we keep an eye on?
Hindu fundamentalism and extremism in India are complicating efforts to control COVID-19 and leading to unnecessary deaths
States have a need and a duty to combat terrorism on their soil but this does not mean that every method of doing so is a good idea.
We have ‘terrorism on the brain’ and vested interests are using any excuse to label all acts of violence committed by any group as terrorist
For a land which sees so little terrorism our media and ‘national security experts’ appear to think – and react – differently.
Our obsession with future-casting on all matters, including terrorist trends, may be understandable but that does not make it viable.