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Remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo 6 years after the shootings at Parliament Hill

Six years ago today unarmed Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed while standing honour guard at the National Cenotpah by a Canadian Islamist terrorist. RIP Corporal Cirillo.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Remember ISIS? Guess what: they still pose a threat here in Canada

It is rare for a terrorist group to entirely cease to exist. There have been several successful attacks over the past few years and there will be more.

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.

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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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Events and Conferences

CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Terrorism In Africa, Ethnonationalist Or Religious?

This event by CIC National Capital Branch’s Africa Study Group (ASG)’s will feature Phil Gurski, formerly of CSIS and previously the CSE, and now CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting.

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Terrorism and Group-Based Violence Conference and Workshop

I am thrilled to be part of the upcoming terrorism and group-based violence workshop at the Canadian Police College along with my friends Paul Gill from UCL and Stephen Hart from SFU!

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Does Ottawa City Hall need increased security – really?

While we have come to expect heightened security cordons these days we might want to make sure they are all necessary.

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Lunch and Learn: How worried should Canadians be about terrorism?

Mark your calendars! I will be speaking on December 3 at the University of Ottawa on the terrorist threat to Canada!

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Something’s not right about the Joshua Boyle saga

There are unanswered questions about Joshua Boyle and why the horrific ordeal he put his wife and kids through began in the first place.