A better way to look at terrorism

A recent US case where a pair of 'Boogaloo Bois' tried to deal with the terrorist…

RealPolitik podcast – Canadian intelligence community should continue to focus on Islamic extremist terrorism

I was a guest on the RealPolitik podcast to discuss why Canadian intelligence community should focus…

When terrorism charges are unwarranted

What if some accused of terrorist offences are not in fact terrorists at all? Borealis looks…

Why is Edward Snowden still making headlines?

Edward Snowden is painted as a courageous whistleblower and maybe he is. Yet there is little…

Why governments cannot dictate to spies

Borealis weighs in on a report that the Trump Administration told DHS and its spies not…

365 days in terrorism – What have we learned?

One year already! Borealis reflects on 365 terrorist attacks over history, one for each calendar day.

Putting a nail in the ‘self radicalisation’ coffin

A lot of experts are not experts. Take the term 'self-radicalisation': it is a myth. Two…

How do we distinguish between ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘terrorists’?

The Fenians were Irish Americans seeking to put pressure on Britain to free Ireland and hence…

Our continuing struggle with war analogies and terrorism

Why do many insist we are at 'war' with terrorism? Borealis discusses our need for a…

Yet another Canadian couple charged with seeking to join ISIS

Ontario woman Haleema Mustafa faces terrorism charges for alleged attempt to join ISIS. Borealis looks at…