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Is it ever OK to negotiate with terrorists?

We should have learned by now that military occupation to deal with terrorism is seldom a good idea: the problem is there are few alternatives. This contribution appeared in Homeland Security Today on February 17, 2020 HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY — It is looking more and more like the U.S. will ink a deal with the […]

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Let’s see if a new GOC ‘terrorism prosecution unit’ gets it right

Most professionals need ongoing training to keep up with developments: terrorism briefings are long overdue for the PPSC.

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Articles Homeland Security Today

Taking away citizenship as a counter terrorism tool is fraught with challenges

There are many ways to counter terrorism: citizenship revocation is one, but it is hard.

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Does restricting immigration really keep us safe from terrorism?

Every nation has a sovereign right to determine who gets in: immigration is still a net gain for us however.

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Modi’s Indian government is creating the conditions for more terrorism

The fear that an armed conflict between India and Pakistan could escalate to an exchange of nukes keep many national security officials awake at nights.

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No such thing as privacy intrusions in the age of oversharing

Law enforcement and security agencies use a wealth of sources in their investigations, including openly-available data.

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Nigeria’s terrorism challenge: It ain’t over yet!

Why the West African nation of Nigeria is faced with a serious terrorism problem that it seems unable to defeat.

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Right wing or jihadis: which poses the greater threat to Canada?

We really need to stop debating whether the far right or Islamist extremists are more dangerous: both need to be monitored.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Does Ottawa City Hall need increased security – really?

While we have come to expect heightened security cordons these days we might want to make sure they are all necessary.

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Maxime Bernier’s PPC: Haters gotta hate, hate, hate

Pity poor Maxime Bernier. The leader of the People’s Party of Canada, who came within a hair’s breadth of becoming head honcho of the Conservative Party, cannot catch a break.