Tag: extremism

W(i)ther Islamic State? – EP03 – An intelligent look at terrorism w/ Phil Gurski

US President Donald Trump has tweeted and stated that Islamic State is defeated. Is he correct? Is IS one terrorist group we no longer have to worry about?

An extreme way to look at extremism

We need to deal with violent extremism harshly in order to save lives. When it comes to non-violent extremism, however, we have to allow views we disagree with.

An intelligent look at terrorism – EP02 – Whatever happened to Sikh extremism?

Canadian Sikh extremists were responsible for the largest single terrorist attack in history prior to 9/11.

What do we mean by terrorism – An intelligent look at terrorism

Extract from An intelligent look at terrorism - EP01 - What now? Road terrorists?

When terrorist warnings are not helpful

Sometimes, warnings are so general as to be useless or, in a worst case scenario, spread panic!

An intelligent look at terrorism – EP01 – What now? Road terrorists?

Welcome to the very first episode of the podcast 'An intelligent look at terrorism'.

A bold prediction for 2019: more terrorism!

Regardless of my skepticism, here is my shot at predicting what will transpire in 2019.

‘Counter’ terrorism policies that breed more terrorism are not smart

A few recently surfaced stories have reminded me that on occasion the decisions made by those who should know better are really dumb.

How the decision to go to war made the ‘War on Terrorism’ worse

War is the equivalent of pouring gas on an open fire: when was the last time you saw a firefighter do that?

No, mental health does not explain away terrorism

Here we go again. Another terrorist attack, this time in Melbourne, Australia, another chorus of ‘he was mentally ill’ and, I guess, not responsible.

When to call an act of mass violence terrorism?

To repeat: if the violence is motivated by ideology, it should be labelled terrorism (I realize that defining ‘ideology’ is a challenge as well).

Why intelligence services need access to your phone

We, as a society, have to decide what the balance is between giving our security intelligence and law enforcement agencies the tools they need and safeguarding the privacy and immunity from eavesdropping we crave.

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