Failed NATO airstrike kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan (May 29, 2011)

On this day in 2011, a NATO airstrike aimed at Taliban terrorists struck two houses and…

Peace in Afghanistan? Not likely in our time

Canada suffered casualties during its mission in Afghanistan and it is tragic that a Western departure…

Podcast 33 – Who was Abdallah Azzam? A discussion with Norwegian scholar Thomas Hegghammer

What was Abdallah Azzam role in modern Islamist terrorism? Listen to my chat with Norwegian scholar…

COVID-19: An opening for terrorists?

Even ISIS is afraid of COVID-19, suggesting we may not see an uptick in attacks seeking…

March 6, 2016 | Attack on a Sufi Mosque in Kabul

On this day in 2016 gunmen entered a Sufi mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul…

Is it ever OK to negotiate with terrorists?

We should have learned by now that military occupation to deal with terrorism is seldom a…

February 27, 2011 | 14 Dead at Kandahar Dog Fight

Terrorists want to undo everything we believe in and more: sometimes their targets are just inane.…

February 7, 2016 | Kabul Supreme Court Bombing

On this day in 2017 a suicide bombing near the Afghan Supreme Court in central Kabul…