In this episode, Borealis is joined by Yemen specialist Gregory Johnsen to get a better understanding of how we got there and what the stakes are.
One year already! Borealis reflects on 365 terrorist attacks over history, one for each calendar day.
The Fenians were Irish Americans seeking to put pressure on Britain to free Ireland and hence could be seen as ‘freedom fighters’. Except that they carried out attacks in Canada and assassinated one of the leaders of Canadian independence. So, are they terrorists instead? Borealis dives into the neverending debate of freedom fighter vs terrorist.
University of Toronto’s David Wilson joins Borealis to talk about this forgotten violent chapter of Canadian history.
Fascinating chat between retired UCLA professor David Rapoport and career CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski about the ‘wave theory’ of terrorism.
Looking at the ‘War on Terror’ through the lens of the French Revolution.
In the 1950s, some religious leaders were behind a campaign to ban shorts in public. Today that would be seen as an extreme move. What is it about religious extremism that in the worst case scenario turns violent? A regular weekly look-back at some offbeat or interesting stories that have appeared in the Ottawa Citizen […]
My chat with Michael Petrou on Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War – were they ‘foreign fighters’ and did they pose a security threat back home?
“Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it”. We are forgetting our history and thus making terrorism worse.
Tunisia is often seen as a role model for the Arab world: the reality is very different indeed.