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Once a jihadi always a jihadi?

The only terrorist who cannot harm us is a dead one: derad programs are far from perfect

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Is all not well with the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance?

Are the recent concerns about the state of the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance justified? Take a breath folks, nothing to see here.

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So, what if we stopped charging people with terrorism?

Quick Hits 170 – The benefits of getting rid of the term terrorism and charging suspects with murder.

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Phil in the media Podcast

Modes of Inquiry with Mathew Giagnorio

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COVID-19 Quick Hits Video

When language matters

Quick Hits 166 – What is Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE)?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

How to get a career in counter-terrorism?

Episode 93 – Phil Gurski talks with Matthew Zegar, host of the Career Paths Podcast, about a working in counter-terrorism.

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Quick Hits 160 – Why on earth would someone lie about being in a terrorist attack?

It is safe to say that most people would avoid being anywhere near a terrorist attack. Some, however, seem to have a fascination with these events to the point where they distort their own experiences. Borealis weighs in on this curious phenomenon. Read New York Times article Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in […]

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Borealis was ‘algorithmed’ out by YouTube: is this ok?

Are we ok with companies like YouTube using algorithms to decide what is ok to view and what is not on their platforms?

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Have CT practitioners been occupied or ‘preoccupied’ since 9/11?

Those who say intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been ‘preoccupied’ with Islamist terrorism since 9/11 are missing the point

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Terrorist listings in Canada – take two

Even if the terrorist listing process in Canada is still largely political that does not mean that it does not have its good uses