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Our continuing struggle with war analogies and terrorism

Why do many insist we are at ‘war’ with terrorism? Borealis discusses our need for a new paradigm.

“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.


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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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