terrorism

Islamist terrorism: Time for something new

Jun 06, 2017

Six Islamist attacks in Europe so far this year: one in Sweden, two in France, and three in Britain. The attacks in Britain have killed

What to do about the barbarians? Eight stat...

Jul 23, 2016

Barbarians at the gates? They’re already in the town square. How could this be? The Western democracies possess the most sophisticated intelligence gathering systems, multi-layered

The Threat from Within

Apr 09, 2016

Myths, uncertainties, confusion, and ideologically-tainted views surround the question of what constitutes radicalization and terrorism in the West.  An excellent primer on the factors which

Better never than late?

Jan 12, 2016

President Obama is taking additional measures to combat Islamist terrorism, without of course calling it that. First, the White House has announced the creation of

Watch for Syrian passports issued by Islami...

Dec 15, 2015

In early December, the investigative wing of the US Department of Homeland Security is reported to have issued an advisory to law enforcement agencies across

Putin unloads his wrath on Turkey, promises...

Dec 09, 2015

On December 3, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly in St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, before an audience of

US special operations forces in Syria still...

Nov 23, 2015

On October 30, the Obama administration announced that the President had authorized “no more” than 50 special operations forces to be deployed to northern Syria

France is at war

Nov 18, 2015

The speech by President François Hollande of France on November 16 is one that ranks with President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 address to a joint

Leadership profile: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Aug 28, 2015

Sometimes it seems the only changes in the world are for the worse. The following is the first in a series of biographical profiles of

At Foreign Affairs, they don’t think ...

Jul 22, 2015

The legislation which grants Canada’s security agencies new legal powers to combat terrorism is now the law of the land. This hasn’t ended the fracas