Eight people were killed and eleven others were hurt after a truck plowed through a bike path in Manhattan, New York on Tuesday. To learn more about the attack, Sonia Sunger sat down with SFU[…]
ISIS nodes and why we’re failing Self-organising decentralised terrorist nodes Outside of Iraq and the Levant, ISIS is an idea rather than a terrorist organisation. Unlike traditional terrorist organisations like the IRA, Haqqani network, ETA, Force 17, the ISIS[…]
SFU terrorism expert Candyce Kelshall on the investigation and search for motives behind the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas mass shooting is the worst in U.S. history, killing at least 59 people. Sonia speaks with SFU Terrorism Adjunct Professor Candyce Kelshall about the attack in Las Vegas.
What does the London 2017 attack tell us? CONTEXT vs INCIDENT Each terror attack is looked at in isolation. It is scrutinised, analysed and categorised according to low tech, high tech, international connections and group[…]
ORIGIN & EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM & RADICALIZATION:  Dr Patrick J. Christian, Dr Aleksandra Nesic, Dr David Sniffen, Dr Rebecca Nicholson, Dr Tasneem Aljehani, Dr Khaled Al Sumairi, Dr Narayan B. Khadka, Dr Basimah[…]
When trying to understand current conflicts in the international system, van Creveld’s Transformation of War is an important concept that should be applied to the critical thinking of the issue. According to Martin van Creveld[…]
Seventeen years ago, a small group of authors introduced the concept of “Four generations of War.” Frankly, the concept did not get much traction for the first dozen years. Then came 9/11. Some of the[…]
The peacetime soldier’s principal task is to prepare effectively for the next war. In order to do so, he must anticipate what the next war will be like. This is a difficult task that gets[…]
Rather than commenting on the specifics of the war with Iraq, I thought it might be a good time to lay out a framework for understanding that and other conflicts. The framework is the Four[…]