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Podcast 22 – Is it important to take out the head of a terrorist organization?

Does the death of a terrorist leader have a significant impact on the group success? Does the removal of the head actually means anything?

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State is dead. Does the death of a terrorist leader have a significant impact on the group success? Is it important to take out the head of a terrorist organization? What comes next?


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

From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who ‘worked at the coalface’ for many years.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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