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What is happening in the world of terrorism. Former Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses radicalization and homegrown Al Qaeda, Islamic State and islamist-inspired extremism.

An Intelligent Look at Terrorism with Phil Gurski Borealis Threat & Risk Consulting

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    • 4.4, 10 Ratings

What is happening in the world of terrorism. Former Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses radicalization and homegrown Al Qaeda, Islamic State and islamist-inspired extremism.

    Intelligence Veteran and Terrorism Specialist Reviews Caliphate - Episode 5

    Intelligence Veteran and Terrorism Specialist Reviews Caliphate - Episode 5

    Episode 5 of the Netflix series Caliphate begins with the brutal murder of Dolores after she has recognised that Ibbe is an ISIS terrorist.  The various stories also continue and Ibbe now has his fertiliser for an attack in Sweden.  How accurate is all this?  You'll have to listen to find out!How realist is the depiction of ISIS in the Caliphate series? In this podcast, intelligence veteran and terrorism specialist Phil Gurski reviews Netflix Caliphate.

    • 10 min
    Episode 43 - Naama Kates and The Incel Project

    Episode 43 - Naama Kates and The Incel Project

    Hey! Ever talked to an incel? Even know what an incel is? In the wake of terrorism charges laid last week in a February killing in Toronto by a teenager/alleged incel I decided to chat with Naama Kates, who runs a podcast called 'The Incel Project'.Did I ever learn a lot - and you will too!  Have a listen!

    • 28 min
    Episode 42 - Shawn MacWha: Simulating a nuclear war between Russia and China

    Episode 42 - Shawn MacWha: Simulating a nuclear war between Russia and China

    Imagine a nuclear war between Russia and China which results in a migrant wave towards Canada. What would the security impact of this be? Could it make us less safe? Listen to Borealis talk with Canadian National Security analyst and author Shawn MacWha.Check out Shawn's book Eastern Horizons: A Tale of Failure and Redemption

    • 21 min
    Intelligence Veteran and Terrorism Specialist Reviews Caliphate - Episode 4

    Intelligence Veteran and Terrorism Specialist Reviews Caliphate - Episode 4

    As the ISIS bomb plot in Sweden takes shape we learn more about how young Swedish Muslimas are embracing the terrorist group. In addition the terrorists seem to have 'insiders' everywhere! The plot thickens... listen as Borealis reviews episode 4 of this Netflix series!How realist is the depiction of ISIS in Caliphate? In this podcast, 30-year intelligence veteran and terrorism specialist Phil Gurski reviews episode 4 of this Netflix series.

    • 15 min
    Quick Hits: Was the Deadly Attack at a Toronto Erotic Spa an act of 'Incel Terrorism'?

    Quick Hits: Was the Deadly Attack at a Toronto Erotic Spa an act of 'Incel Terrorism'?

    A youth in Toronto has been charged with terrorism for the killing of a woman at an erotic massage parlour back in February.  Police have uncovered that the suspect subscribed to the 'incel' movement, a group of sexually-frustrated men.  Is this the right charge?  Is incel terrorism? Borealis weighs in.

    • 9 min
    Episode 41 - Andrew Griffith: Does Immigration Poses an Actual National Security Threat to Canada?

    Episode 41 - Andrew Griffith: Does Immigration Poses an Actual National Security Threat to Canada?

    Canada is a nation of immigrants. It takes in 300,000 + a year. Does immigration pose a national security threat (i.e. are we letting in terrorists)? Borealis talks with Andrew Griffith, former Director General of Citizenship and Multiculturalism in the Canadian government.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
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aynsleyf22 ,

Great podcast

I really like this podcast. Isn’t mainstream but still awesome. Love the Canadian perspective.

Muddy15372 ,

Next episode??

Hi Sir,

I’m currently writing a undergrad thesis on incorporating deterrence into Canada’s counterterrorism strategy. More so, I employ game theory to demonstrate how censoring key elements of an attack in the media can reduce the incentive to attack. Maybe a future episode could be discussing this as a possibly in the future? I’d be curious to hear your opinions!

Regards,

Mads

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