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Quick Hits 144 – Why do we have intelligence if it is not acted on?

Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski looks at how intelligence failures are anything but.

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Quick Hits 143 – Is Canada’s terrorist listing process politically motivated?

New information has surfaced that pressure was brought to name the Proud Boys despite a lack of evidence.

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Quick Hits 142 – So now the Canadian government is telling us what it terrorism and what is not?

The debate over the events of Jan 6 in Washington continues. Was it terrorism? A riot? A coup?

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How to secure the U.S. Capitol without a fence

U.S. Capitol Police want to build a permanent fence around the building to enhance security after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Quick Hits 129 – Can we be more consistent in our use of language when talking about terrorism?

The Proud Boy who smashed a US Capitol window is a former Marine. How is that detail important?

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Quick Hits 128 – No, the January 6 Capitol riot was not an ‘intelligence failure’

Pushing back against the idea that the US intelligence community ‘failed’ on January 6.

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Listing the Proud Boys as a ‘terrorist entity’ is mostly about politics

Those who keep us safe do not need a list to tell them whom and what to investigate.

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Are we calling too many things ‘terrorism’?

Terrorism means many things to many people and we may be heading down an unhelpful pathway

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Once inside the Capitol, it was like a frat party

Listen to my interview on Canada Now with Jeff Sammut

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Quick Hits 125 – What to make of Washington DC violence – Take 2

Borealis is joined by Barbara Perry, Canadian academic who specialises on the far right as to what it all means and what we can expect moving forward.