I have just returned from Oslo where I was thrilled to catch up with one of my favourite terrorist experts, Thomas Hegghammer. Hegghammer and his colleagues at the FFI – Norway’s Defence Research Establishment –…View More Right-Wing Extremism Not a Serious Threat, for Now
Soon to be former US President Barack Obama once famously said with respect to foreign policy “don’t do stupid shit (or” stuff” depending on your sensitivity to salty language)”. That maxim could just have easily…View More How Not to Win The “War on Terror”
A very odd thing happened Saturday in Canada. A poll appeared to show that a majority of my fellow citizens support the screening of potential immigrants by giving them some sort of “values test“, in keeping…View More What are “Canadian Values”?
Canada has not thoroughly addressed all aspects and ramifications of its proposed contribution to the U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The current debate raging in Parliament and in newspaper…View More Military Response Will Enhance ISIS’s Lure
The proxy wars between Islamist and secular Arab leaders that have been seething across the Middle East for three years have broken into open conflict with air attacks on rebels in Libya. The airstrike last…View More Bombing of Libyan Islamist Rebels a Turning Point in Mideast Proxy Wars
More than 100 Egyptian-Canadians flocked to the U.S. consulate in downtown Toronto on April 20 to protest the U.S. administration’s backing the “fascist brotherhood regime” in Egypt. “We stand with you shoulder to shoulder,” Liberal…View More 100 Protest U.S. Backing of Egypt’s Islamist Rulers