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So you say you’re an expert? Prove it!

We are inundated with self-proclaimed experts on terrorism and national security. How do you pick which one to follow? Knowing their backgrounds might help.

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So, where is all the Right Wing Extremism?

Just because someone says something about terrorism does not make it so: claims are made all the time but not all these are backed up by any data.

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Sometimes it may make sense for some to turn to terrorism

Decades of frustrated desires for autonomy, if not outright independence, are readily understandable motivations for some to turn to terrorism.

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Suicide terrorists: Careful what you wish for!

A suicide bomber has killed himself and is now in heaven where he has been promised the attentions of 70 virgins. Here is what he actually gets.

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When terrorists and criminals collaborate

When terrorists turn to crime it may be to the benefit of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies by making prosecutions easier

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What did the Minassian verdict tell us about terrorism?

The verdict in the 2018 Toronto van killings was a good reminder that jumping to conclusions about terrorism is rarely a good idea

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Top 10 Worst Right-Wing Extremist Group Names

Following my earlier Top 10 Worst Terrorist Group Names, here is my take on the Top 10 Worst RWE Group Names.

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Canada needs to act on Saudis’ targeting of dissidents

The release of a CIA report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 matters to Canadians, because the same sort of thing can happen here. We’ve already seen the evidence.

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Do we need intelligence to stop nuclear weapons proliferation?

If there is a threat that is truly ‘existential’ to life on Earth it has to be nuclear weapons proliferation. So, how do we stop it?

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When CSIS talks, Canadians should listen

The heads of security intelligence agencies seldom open up: when they do it is a sign to pay attention.