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December 4, 1975: Hostage saga lasts several weeks in the Netherlands

On December 4, 1975 seven armed South Moluccan terrorists occupied the Indonesian Consulate in Amsterdam, taking 41 hostages, including 16 children.

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May 23, 1977: Terrorists take hundreds of hostages in the Netherlands

Starting on May 23, 1977 a terrorist group known as the South Moluccans initiated two hostage taking incidents in the Netherlands.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Is terrorism becoming ‘socialised’ in Canada?

Is Canada putting too much under the terrorism rubric with serious consequences for trying to stop it?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Perspectives

Why treating national security as a profession is important

There is a reason why professionally-trained individuals are important in several areas of knowledge, and that includes national security

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Are pro-Palestinian protests also pro-terrorism?

While you would have to be heartless not to feel for the suffering in Gaza why can’t Palestinian activists feel for the suffering of Israelis?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Is diaspora media in Canada at risk of furthering foreign interference?

While diasporas benefit from access to media in their native language these vehicles can be exploited by foreign states to manipulate opinion.

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Other Western Countries Think Terrorist Attacks Are More Likely, So Why Doesn’t Canada?

Terrorist threat levels go up and down in accordance with intelligence assessments: so why has Canada’s not moved in a decade?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

More foreign interference in Canada: the Iranian diaspora experience

Iran has engaged in nastiness for decades, including support for terrorist groups. What kind of influence does it exert on expats in Canada?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

What to do with the children of violent extremists?

What should we do with the children of violent extremists: should they be taken from their parents?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Canada is underperforming badly on the global scene

Why has Canada abandoned its international reputation and commitments and what does it need to do to regain them?