Tag: Phil Gurski

The debate over prison conditions for convicted terrorists

There was a very interesting juxtaposition of stories on violent extremism this week in two Western, democratic nations where two acts of terrorism shocked their populace’s in recent years. 

Score one for the good guys!

As a society we have to decide what powers and what tools to give our protectors. Are we ok with the use of devious tactics to deal with devious actors?

A good day for anti-extremist forces

Extremism is extremism, irrespective of political or ideological stripe. We must restrict the use of force to the State (and even that must be judiciously exercised).

When Vulcans become terrorists

Phil Gurski explores the concept of ''logic extremism'', introduced in the recent Star Trek Discovery series.

Steven Pinker and terrorism – time for some good news!

A compelling case for why things on this planet are not as bad as we think they are. By Phil Gurski.

Stop the politicization of terrorism

Do criminal organisations provide funds for terrorist group with the sale of contraband cigarettes? An analysis by Phil Gurski.

What the public demands of police investigations vs reality

Before even all the facts are in, many people are already convinced the local police screwed up in the case of murders in Toronto’s LGBT community. By Phil Gurski.

No, Buddhist extremism is not an oxymoron

Quick, what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word Buddhist? The Dalaï Lama? Saffron robes? One hand clapping? I would wager though that the last thing that comes to you is violent extremism. Maybe it should.

The Canada-Trinidad terrorism link

An interesting look at the historical link between Canada and Trinidad terrorism. An analysis by Phil Gurski.

A rare look at the terrorist threat to Canada thanks to CSIS

We recently got a rare peek at what security intelligence services in Canada actually do.

The challenges of watching terrorists

Why would you stop looking at someone who clearly poses a threat to national security and why aren’t these people simply arrested and put away? By Phil Gurski.

An insane recommendation on how to do counter terrorism

Can any organisation afford to watch hundreds of thousands of people knowing in advance that very few will ever present a problem? An analysis by Phil Gurski