In this article, author Mary Peplinski explores the consequences gender stereotyping may have for national security and counterterrorism efforts in Canada. The article will focus specifically on the cases of women who are trying to return to Canada after leaving to join ISIS.
The Road to Radicalization: An Interview with Former Undercover Operative Mubin Shaikh
In this interview with Julia Schaumer, Mubin Shaikh reflects on the various events in his life which led him to go from a path of radicalization onto one of complete transition to de-radicalization.
The Boiling Frog Myth: Sahel’s Worrying Trajectory?
Natalia Valencia examines the conditions continuing to make the growing presence of Al Qaeda in the Magreh (AQIM) in Africa’s Sahel region a worrying concern.
With the Islamic State reeling and neo-fascism growing, more terror attacks are likely in Europe and North America. If we wish to defeat terrorism, preparation should include understanding its strategic logic and the human motives behind it.
From Calgary to the Caliphate: Exploring the Unlikely Hotbed for ISIS Recruitment
With many of Canada’s foreign fighters emerging from Calgary, it must be explored how a cosmopolitan city has now become a ‘hotbed’ for ISIS recruitment. Nabil Bhatia attempts to answer this question by investigating cases of radicalization in the Canadian city.
Assessing the Uncertainty of Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
Corinne Stancescu examines the process of radicalization and homegrown terrorism in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks this past weekend.