2021 | Phil Gurski
William C. Malone, Former RCMP Officer
While Canada has not been menaced by terrorism like some countries it is not immune.
Phil Gurski is one of the foremost authorities on terrorism in Canada. In his latest book The Peaceable Kingdom, he provides an insiders perspective into the secretive world of terrorism and its history in Canada.
He weaves together an insightful narrative of salient terrorist events that have a direct nexus to Canada; from the the assassination of Thomas D’Arcy McGee by an Irish Nationalist in 1868, to the bombing of Air India flight 182 by Sikh extremists, 9/11 and, the continuing challenge of Canadian youth being radicalized and traveling overseas to fight for groups like ISIS and Al-Shabaab in places like Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.
An informed and informative account of Canada’s experience with terrorism. Written by a seasoned insider, Gurski’s observations have relevance that extends beyond the country’s borders. An important contribution to the field, a fascination read.
Brian Michael Jenkins
Senior advisor to the President of RAND and terrorism expert
I consider it an absolute “must read” for any security intelligence and counter-terrorism practitioner, as well as anyone interested in geo-politics.
William C. Malone
Former RCMP Officer
Phil takes the reader on an informative, scintillating journey through various scenarios that reinforce the message that terrorism has no boundaries.
Phil Gurski is the Program Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) and the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd.
He worked as a senior strategic analyst at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of five previous books on terrorism.
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2021 | Phil Gurski
While Canada has not been menaced by terrorism like some countries it is not immune. A new book on terrorism in that land over the past 150 years – The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present – is now available!