QUICK HITS #11 – The boy who cried Wolf

Intelligence is an important part of decision making but what happens when the officials using intelligence…

Once again, we see that foreign military deployments cause more, not less terrorism

When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. It is time to…

Is it time to say ‘no!’ to ‘no-fly lists’?

There are a lot of tools in the anti-terrorism kit but we need to evaluate them…

QUICK HITS #7 – Military

Does the military have a significant role to play in counter terrorism? Yes....and no. Have a…

Abu Nidal terrorist attacks on Israeli El Al airline – December 27, 1985

Israel has been a terrorist target since its creation, forcing the country's security agents to be…

QUICK HITS #6 – China and Russia

Two recent stories about Chinese and Russian activities in Canada raise real questions about how concerned…

Will Scots seeking independence resort to terrorism?

Independence movements sometimes spawn violent fringes: is Scotland headed in that direction?

Is there really any point to terrorist listings?

We need to combat terrorism on a number of fronts but it is not clear how…

Does Ottawa City Hall need increased security – really?

While we have come to expect heightened security cordons these days we might want to make…

US ‘national security’ concerns are adversely affecting Canadian-American relations

The powers the US has on Canadian soil to ‘protect’ national security’ should make us think…