Tag: Terrorism

10 dangerous men

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
10  dangerous men

What is terrorism? James D. Kiras, an American expert on asymmetrical warfare, describes the term as a “complex phenomenon open to subjective interpretation.” His ambivalent interpretation of the word “terrorism” could be applied to an actor such as Iran and Syria-backed Hezbollah, a militia and political party representing Shia interests in Lebanon. According to the […]

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Expanding security to meet growing threats

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Expanding security to meet growing threats

In October 2014, two soldiers, one in uniform, were the target of a hit-and-run near St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec; Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed. The driver fled and was shot to death by police following a high-speed chase. Two days later, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as Mr. Cirillo stood on duty at the National […]

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Should America fret about its northern border?

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Should America fret about its northern border?

The embers are hot yet again: In the aftermath of October’s attacks in Canada, some Americans are once again musing aloud about their northern border. Should Americans be concerned? What is the risk of lone wolves — such as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, and Martin Couture-Rouleau, who […]

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Islamic extremism: The nightmare that never left

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Islamic extremism: The nightmare that never left

It’s like the 1979 horror sci-fi flick Alien. Just when you think the monster is dead, it jumps out at you again. A recurring nightmare. It was not so long ago that some security experts and officials were elatedly predicting al-Qaeda’s demise and with it, the end of Islamic extremism and the Jihadist threat to […]

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