“War is not healthy for children and other living things” or so said the anti-Vietnam War slogan. We have used wars to ‘resolve’ things for millennia, seldom with good results. So why do many insist we are at ‘war’ with terrorism? Borealis discusses our need for a new paradigm.
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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism
In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence.
More Quick Hits:
- Is it time to focus counter-terrorism resources on the far-right?Australia’s domestic spies are ramping up their counter-terrism efforts against right wing extremists, probably at the expense of looking at jihadis.
- How should security services handle threat informationAs the trial of the New Zealand white supremacist who killed 51 Muslims at prayer in a mosque in Christchurch came to a close questions were asked. Could they have prevented it?
- A better way to look at terrorismA recent US case where a pair of ‘Boogaloo Bois’ tried to deal with the terrorist group Hamas has raised some interesting questions on US counter terrorism practice.
- Is it time to focus counter-terrorism resources on the far-right? - September 24, 2020
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- September 23, 2014: Teenage terrorist shot dead in Australia after stabbing state police officer - September 23, 2020