Quick Hits

Yes there is something called left-wing terrorism – get it right!

Left-wing terrorism is on the rise in many countries but no one seems to want to talk about it – why not?

Episode 228 – What’s up with left-wing terrorism?

We have long associated terrorism with Islamist extremists or jihadis…until recently.  Now many think the only threat worth worried about is far right terrorism, a nebulous term that includes, among others, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, fascists, etc.  Yet there have been a number of attacks of late that were carried out by far left terrorists.  Why is no one talking about it?

German anti-terror police probe rail and geo-thermal plant fires – The Local

Left-wing extremism is on the rise across Germany – The Post (

Quick Hits

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 and foreign intelligence in the national security world. In these short podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski looks at these issues and provides 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, and as a multilingual analyst at CSE (Communications Security Establishment) from 1983-2001. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the second edition of The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present, published by Double Dagger in February 2023.

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.