Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa Three cheers for Saudi Arabia! The conservative Kingdom has ruled that women can now drive and no longer need to be…View More Saudi Arabia, Modernity and Counter Terrorism
Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa There is no question that fear sells. The latest Stephen King film about an evil clown – It – grossed over…View More When the Fear of Terrorism Trumps Reason
Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa Sometimes, small things point to large changes. During my short visit last week to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh,…View More In Bangladesh, a Small Change Could Point to More Extremism
Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa Parliament Hill in Ottawa is one of those treasures found only in liberal democracies. Anyone can show up and…View More Embers of Sikh Extremism
Commentary by Phil Gurski in Ottawa I have come to know the journalist Michael Petrou over the past few years. He would sometimes call me to seek…View More What to do About Afghanistan?
Commentary by Phil Gurski in Ottawa My late mother had a lot of great advice for me, much of which I followed and much of which has…View More Can ‘Moderate’ Islam Top ‘Extremist’ Islam?
by Amanda Connolly in Ottawa Two French counter-terrorism judges have issued, for the sixth time, a release order in the case of extradited Canadian Hassan Diab,…View More French Judges Issue Another Release Order for Canadian Held over Bomb Attack
Commentary by Phil Gurski in Ottawa We live in a world where fear is easy to spread. There is no shortage of evidence that bad things…View More We Can Choose Not to be Afraid
Commentary by Phil Gurski in Ottawa I am sure you have all read the stories. In the aftermath of an arrest of a mass murderer (or a…View More Why Do We Keep Missing The Terrorists?
Commentary by Phil Gurski We seem to be having a hard time figuring out what to call our struggle with terrorism. Leaving aside the belief, held…View More Creeping Hopelessness in Terror Fight