My review of the Know Your History Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War trailer

Borealis weighs in on the latest Know Your History Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War trailer and discusses his own experiences working in intelligence during the Cold War. What can this trailer tell us about the threats we in the West face today, ranging from foreign espionage to foreign interference to terrorism? Can a ‘game’ help us understand these?

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Author of five books on terrorism, Phil is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence.

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How do intelligence agencies stop Russian spying?

A report submitted to the UK parliament claims that British, and Western, intelligence agencies cannot combat “online psychological operations from foreign state actors — primarily Russia — aiming to influence Western politics on a mass scale“.

The new tactic driving terrorism

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The French Revolution and the ‘War on Terrorism’ – The jury is still out

In honour of Bastille Day! The French revolution is 231 years old today and yet is still a work in progress. So is the ill-named ‘war on terrorism’ now about to enter its 20th season.

Phil Gurski

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