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The October 2023 Hamas attack, Israel’s response and international implications for terrorism

The Hamas attack on Gaza and Israel’s response is raising the terrorism threat not only in the region but worldwide

Episode 202 – Are we seeing a ‘resurgence’ of the jihadi threat worldwide after the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel?

It is hard to over-estimate the impact of what Hamas achieved in southern Israel last October? 1, 200 dead. 250 taken hostage. Unspeakable sexual violence against women. Israel’s response was necessary: doing nothing was simply not an option. Since that time we have seen the threat level rise across the board: in Western Europe, Africa, Asia, as attacks have occurred and some thwarted. What does all this mean for the world going forward? A conversation with the co-founder of

About my guest

Lucas Webber is the co-Founder and Editor of He also provides analysis at Eurasianet, The Jamestown Foundation, The Diplomat, and other sites.

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Rising International Threat: Islamic State Khurasan Plots Foiled in Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Germany (


In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn.  One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them. 

About Phil Gurski 

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.