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How much should we really worry about Iran?

Today is a bit of a departure, but just a bit: I want to talk about Iran. You know, that country in the Middle East which everyone thinks is public enemy #1!

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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Video

Podcast 29 – Discussion on terrorism and radicalization with Twitch streamer Destiny

Have a listen to me chatting with Twitch streamer Destiny on a broad range of topics all tied to terrorism (Iran, Israel-Palestine, and many more!)

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 14 – Al Shabaab and Iran

Reports that the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab may be in a ‘tactical alliance’ with Iran are an extraordinary claim and such require extraordinary evidence.

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 11 – The boy who cried Wolf

Intelligence is an important part of decision making but what happens when the officials using intelligence can’t be trusted?

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 10 – Iranian Missiles

The Iran-US mini-conflict seems to have ebbed – what is really at stake here?

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Phil in the media

The Morning Rush – Boeing jet crashes in Iran hours after missile strike on U.S. base: “One hell of a coincidence”

Phil Gurski from Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting joins The Morning Rush to break down the latest breaking news from Iran.

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Phil in the media

Former Iranian analyst for CSIS weighs in on Iran’s missile attack

Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles. ‘This is localized conflict, not WWIII’ says Phil Gurski, former Iranian analyst at CSE and CSIS.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

US assassination of IRGC General will do more harm than good

The decision to take Soleimani out points to a fundamental U.S. lack of understanding of the current terrorism threat and will lead to more, not fewer, deaths.

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Phil in the media

NewsTalk1010 – Tensions rising in Middle East in wake of drone strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

The assassination of IRGC General Soleimani in a US airstrike will make terrorism worse, not better, and takes our eye off a larger threat: Sunni terrorism.

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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Podcast

PODCAST 26 – Why the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani will make terrorism worse

Listen to this episode to find out what bothers me about the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.