Counterterrorism

Neutrality Law, Anti-terrorism and Foreign Fighters: Legal Solutions to the Recruitment of Canadians to Foreign Insurgencies

Geography: Canada
Year: 2015

Counter-Insurgency Intelligence: Looking Forward by Looking Back.

Publisher: ABC-Clio, Praeger
Year: 2015
Description:

About the Book: This thought-provoking work analyzes the major debates surrounding counterinsurgency campaigns and uncovers the internal security problems derailing effective strategies for restoring stability. As countries across the globe – …

A Systematic Approach to Develop a Computational Framework for Counter-terrorism and Public Safety

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015

The Complex Ecology of Policing, Trust, and Community Partnerships in Counterterrorism

Year: 2015
Description:

About the Book: The violent attacks on journalists at Charlie Hebdo and shoppers in a Jewish supermarket in Paris in January 2015 raise important questions concerning security, terrorism, and the – …

Security networks and counter-terrorism: A reflection on the limits of adversarial isomorphism

Author(s): Dupont– Benoit
Year: 2015

Canada’s National Counterterrorism Strategy and Challenges of Community Based Intervention in Countering Radicalization: A Perspective.

Author(s): Ahmed– Kawser
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016

Social Networks, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism: Radical and Connected

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015
Description:

This book examines two key themes in terrorism studies, the radicalization process and counter-terrorism policies, through the lens of social networks. The book aims to show that networks should be – …

TSAS WP16-10: Research into How Resources are Acquired, Moved and Used to Support Acts of Terrorism

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

The study was directed to answer six questions on terrorist resourcing in Canada through a comparative analysis that identified: resourcing activities; actors involved; interconnections of activities; importance of different forms; – …

Planning for the Worst: Olympic Security and Precautionary Governance

Geography: Germany
Year: 2012

‘Car Bombing “With Due Respect”: The Niger Delta Insurgency and the Idea of MEND’

Year: 2013

Religious magnanimity: reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility after threat

Year: 2014
Description:

The present research tested the hypothesis that many people’s ambient religious beliefs are non-hostile and magnanimous by assessing whether reminding people of their religious belief systems would reduce hostility after – …

Study 1 of 3: A Qualitative Examination of Radicalization and Susceptibility to Radicalization

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) staff members recognize the complex, multi-faceted nature of radicalization, and are familiar with a wide range of behaviours indicative of radicalization or susceptibility to radicalization. Responses – …

Study 2 of 3: Comparisons of Radicalized and Non-Radicalized Federal Offenders

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

The identification of considerable differences between radicalized and non-radicalized offenders across a variety of areas suggests that the case management, supervision, and intervention strategies used for each group may need – …

Study 3 of 3: Estimating Susceptibility to Prison Radicalization

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

The ability to estimate which inmates may be more susceptible to radicalizing influences and potentially intervene with those individuals prior to them being exposed or converted to a radical ideology – …

Examining the Needs and Motivations of Canada’s Federally Incarcerated Radicalized Offenders

Author(s): Michel-- S | Stys--Y
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

This study allowed for an enhanced understanding of the motivations and needs of radicalized offenders,Footnote 1 while providing the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) with further evidence that can be – …

Use of Programs and Interventions with Canada’s Federally Sentenced Radicalized Offenders

Author(s): Michel– S | Stys–Y
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014

TSAS WP15-06: Traits de personnalité et terrorisme

Author(s): CSIS–
Publisher: TSAS

TSAS WP15-05: Personality Traits and Terrorism

Author(s): CSIS–
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015

Commission of Inquiry into the Air India Bombing: Recommendations

Year: 2010

RCMP National Security Program

Author(s): RCMP–
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

Trying to Make Sense of Homegrown Terrorist Radicalization: The Case of the Toronto 18

Author(s): Dawson– Lorne
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

The Multiple Contexts of Russian Counterterrorism Frames: Framing Process and Discursive Field

Publisher: Routledge
Geography: Russia
Year: 2014

TSAS WP15-01: The Global Fight Against Terror: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Counter-terrorism Governance

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

What does counter-terrorism governance currently look like at the national, regional, and global levels, how effective has it been, and what are some possible ways forward? Since 9/11, intense efforts – …

TSAS WP14-12: Perceptions of Muslim Faith, Ethno-Cultural Community-based and Student Organizations in Countering Domestic Terrorism in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

What are the perceptions of Muslim community based organizations and university student organization leaders on domestic terrorism and counter-terrorism in Canada and what are their suggestions to prevent radicalization and – …

TSAS WP14-10: Social Perspectives on National Security: A review of recent literature

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This review was commissioned by TSAS to survey the ways in which academic researchers have been trying to understand the experiences of exclusion by marginalized youth, and how these might – …

U.S. Intelligence Leaks Offer Chance for European Counterterrorism Reform

Author(s): Gomis-- Benoît
Year: 2009
Description:

The recent revelations about U.S. intelligence programs are causing an uproar in Europe. In particular, the wide-ranging efforts to monitor European diplomatic offices and communications networks have led a number – …

Islamic Terrorism in the UK since 9/11: Reassessing the ‘Soft’ Response

Publisher: Chatham House
Year: 2011

Beyond Norms: the Incomplete De-securitisation of the Russian Counterterrorism Frame

Geography: Russia
Year: 2013
Description:

This article analyses the tentative de-securitising move of the Russian counterterrorism frame under Medvedev’s presidency. (Source: Publication).

Halting al Qaeda’s African Rebound: Why Supporting the Arab Spring and Exploiting bin Laden’s Death will keep Canadians Safer

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

Little doubt exists that al Qaeda currently faces two unprecedented challenges: the “Arab Spring” sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: a Choice Between Two Evils

Year: 2012
Description:

Jean-Paul Brodeur’s research on terrorism spanned two distinct, yet inseparable aspects of the matter. The first concerns the inner workings, the objectives, and the methods of groups identified as “terrorist,” – …

TSAS WP14-05: The Effectiveness & Effects of Canada’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This paper is part of a larger project that studies the emergence of the idea of integration together with its implications. This paper asks: how has the idea of integration – …

Globally Aum: The Aum Affair, Counterterrorism and Religion

Author(s): Reader-- Ian
Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

Aum continues to feature in counterterrorism discourses and military training manuals, and continues to represent, for security services and policy makers, the “public face” of chemical and biologically oriented terrorism. – …

Foreign Fighters in Syria

Author(s): Richard Barrett
Publisher: Soufan Group
Year: 2014
Description:

Over 12,000 fighters from at least 81 countries have joined the civil war in Syria, and the numbers continue to grow. Around 2,500 are from Western countries, including most members – …

A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists

Author(s): Seth G. Jones
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa’ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, a subject of intense debate in the West. Based on an analysis of thousands of primary – …

New Terrorism and New Media

Author(s): Gabriel Weimann
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines how Al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organizations have moved their online presence to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, posing challenges to counter-terrorism – …

TSAS WP14-04: Eco-Terrorism and the Corresponding Legislative Efforts to Intervene and Prevent Future Attacks

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This study reviews the extent of attacks related to eco-terrorism from 1970 to 2012 to understand the development of this relatively new phenomenon in Canada, Japan and the United States. – …

TSAS WP14-01: Researching Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism through a Network Lens

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

In this paper, we argue that integrating network concepts and network methods to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism are central ingredients in bringing the field forward from theoretical, empirical, – …

Bridging the Gaps: Voices From the Private Sector on Counter-Terrorism

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for Counter-Terrorism Policy

Year: 2014
Description:

The portrayal of a terrorist as a foreigner from a disadvantaged marginalized country, striking at the Western values from abroad, is slowly fading with the latest increase in Canadian, American – …

Terrorism and Radicalization to Violence: Making Prevention Work

Year: 2012

The Diffuse Border: Intelligence-Sharing, Control and Confinement along Canada’s Smart Border

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2008
Description:

Taking its cue from Deleuze’s reading of Foucault’s notion of apparatus (dispositif), this article explores the assemblage of mechanisms, institutions, discourses and practices that came to be conceptualized as a – …

A Public Health Approach to Understanding and Preventing Violent Radicalization

Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2012
Description:

Very recent acts of terrorism in the UK were perpetrated by ‘homegrown’, well educated young people, rather than by foreign Islamist groups; consequently, a process of violent radicalization was proposed – …

Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2012

Radicalization – A Guide for the Perplexed

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2009
Description:

The RCMP, National Security Criminal Investigations Program provides an introduction to terrorist radicalization in Canada, the challenges and how it’s being addressed.

Terrorism is a Failed Brand

Author(s): McCue– Jason
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

Tracking the War of Ideas: A Poll of Ottawa Muslims

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
Description:

A 2008 poll of 430 Ottawa Muslims found predominantly negative views of the U.S. war on terrorism, including the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. (Source: Publication).

The Human Rights of Anti-terrorism

Publisher: Irwin Law
Year: 2008

The Ottawa Principles on Anti-terrorism and Human Rights

Geography: Canada
Year: 2006
Description:

In June 2006, experts on human rights and terrorism met in their individual capacities at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada to develop the following Principles on – …

Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice

Year: 2012

Opportunity Costs or Costly Opportunities? The Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda’s African Affiliates

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

There is little doubt that Al-Qaeda faces twin challenges in the “Arab Spring” sweeping North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) and in the death of Osama bin Laden in – …