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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

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Quick Hits Religious Extremism

Quick Hits 133 – Woke Culture is Affecting Counter-Terrorist Efforts in the West

Islamist terrorists kill and wound people, most of whom are Muslims, at orders of magnitude greater than right-wing actors.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Tom Parker: Respect for human rights is the key to defeating terrorism. Can we get there?

What is the role of respect for human rights in counter-terrorism?

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National Security Quick Hits Video

Quick Hits 130 – Why I do what I do

Why an old retired guy is dedicated to creating this material and for whom.

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Quick Hits Right-wing extremism

Quick Hits 126 – What is the point of ‘terrorist group listings’?

Jagmeet Singh called for Proud Boys to be labelled as terrorists. What is a ‘terrorist entity list’ and what does it do?

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The damned if you do damned if you don’t nature of military counter terrorism ops

Our focus on sending armed forces to confront Islamist terrorists is understandable but the outcome is seldom definitive.

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With crimes against humanity, the requirement to find and punish the guilty should never end

Ongoing court cases to send individuals to trial for war crimes a quarter century ago sends a powerful message

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Borealis to expand podcasts to more national security issues!

While terrorism is an important issue it is not the only threat we face. To date, Borealis has focused almost exclusively on terrorism but it is time to broaden horizons. In this Quick Hits episode you’ll hear what the new scope is as well as the new name for this short podcast!