The challenge of assessing threat

Contrary to public wisdom, pandemics such as the COVID-19 one that is wreaking havoc around the…

Tajikistan: ISIS kills cyclists on a journey around the world (July 29, 2018)

On this day in 2018, four Western cyclists were stabbed to death by self-styled ISIS terrorists…

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…

Vehicle bombing in Peru (July 16, 1992)

On this day in 1992, the Peruvian terrorist group Sendero Luminoso set off a vehicle bomb…

Why can’t some people just call terrorists ‘terrorists’?

While there is no question that the term terrorism is overused, there are puzzling occasions on…

The David Pakman Show – Terrorism expert Phil Gurski on what creates terrorism

Phil Gurski is a guest on The David Pakman Show to discuss the sources of terror,…

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (June 28, 1914)

On this day in 1914, the terrorist assassination of Austro Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand led to…

A Discussion With Phil Gurski on CSIS and Western Foreign Policy

How do foreign policy decisions and terrorism intersect? Are we making good choices? I was a…

Tunisian shepherd kidnapped and tortured by AQIM (June 24, 2018)

On this day in 2018, a young Tunisian shepherd who was tortured by AQIM terrorists survived…

Quick Hits: Research finds Canadians among most active in online right-wing extremism

Canadians are supposedly really active on right wing extremism websites. How worried should we be? Have…