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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Podcast

Gregory Johnsen: What is happening in Yemen and why does it matter?

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.

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365 days in terrorism – What have we learned?

One year already! Borealis reflects on 365 terrorist attacks over history, one for each calendar day.

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How do we distinguish between ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘terrorists’?

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.

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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Podcast

David Wilson: When Irish terrorists posed a real threat to… Canada!

University of Toronto’s David Wilson joins Borealis to talk about this forgotten violent chapter of Canadian history.

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Religious terrorism over by 2025? A discussion with legendary David Rapoport

Fascinating chat between retired UCLA professor David Rapoport and career CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski about the ‘wave theory’ of terrorism.

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The French Revolution and the ‘War on Terrorism’ – The jury is still out

Looking at the ‘War on Terror’ through the lens of the French Revolution.

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Quick Hits: Why Religious Extremism Turns Violent?

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 […]

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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Podcast

Podcast 37 – Michael Petrou: Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the parallels with ISIS

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?

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QUICK HITS #12 – Forgetting our history makes terrorism worse

“Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it”. We are forgetting our history and thus making terrorism worse.

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Today in Terrorism

January 11, 2018 | Attack by terrorist inmate at French prison

Tunisia is often seen as a role model for the Arab world: the reality is very different indeed.