Buzzsprout Quick Hits – Episode 199 – When is it ok to talk to terrorist groups?
It would seem to be a no-brainer that we should never talk to terrorists for fear of giving them legitimacy and prestige. What, then, if negotiating with terrorists is the only way to prevent catastrophes such as mass famine. Is this a case of choosing a ‘lesser evil’. Borealis looks at this contentious issue, surmising that there is sometimes no good option at hand.
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About the host 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, specializing 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.