The decision to shift counter terrorism resources from jihadis to RWE is ill-advised and may come back to bite us one day.
Terrorism analysis and predictions often fall well short of their mark, making us wonder why all this work is done in the first place.
We have been ‘doing’ preventative work in the terrorism sphere for a few decades: is it time for a rethink?
When you call it a ‘war on terrorism’ you’d expect a military role, no? But is it the best approach?
Failing to label terrorists accurately can undermine both our understanding as well as our ability to combat it – enough with political correctness!
When terrorists turn to crime it may be to the benefit of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies by making prosecutions easier
Pushing back against the idea that the US intelligence community ‘failed’ on January 6.
Austria apparently received but failed to act on intelligence from Germany and Slovakia. Was the attack a failure?
The Five Eyes alliance has served the current partners well by giving them an expanded intelligence base. This benefit is enhanced by the opportunity for professional discussions amongst intelligence partner agencies.
Intelligence agencies exist to help officials make better decisions. Some nations have true ‘intelligence cultures’ where the value of this kind of information is recognised. Then there is Canada.