Where’s the plan for Canadian ISIS members in custody overseas?

In June, I collaborated with two colleagues on an opinion article outlining all the reasons that Canada should be repatriating our terrorist travellers, in addition to the threat argument that I had previously articulated elsewhere. Increasingly, Canadians are realizing that it is our international responsibility to bring these Canadians home, and ideally prosecute them for their terrorist offences here.

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Introducing a Blog Called Intrepid

In early May I signed on as a founding editor of a new Canadian national security blog - A blog called Intrepid (from the creators of the Podcast called Intrepid). My first post was debunking the notion that the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks had been funded by Bitcoin….

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Women in the LTTE

Following the attacks in Sri Lanka, I’ve decided to re-post an article I wrote for the Minerva Journal of Women in War back in the 2000s in order to provide some context to the role of women in terrorism in Sri Lanka.

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Women and the ISIL Phenomenon

In 2017, I wrote an article on women in the Islamic State. It was supposed to be published in an edited volume shortly thereafter, but there were delays. It will be published "very shortly"; it's a bit dated now, but I think it still makes a few contributions to the ongoing discussions about women in the Islamic State.

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Taliban Fundraising Estimates

Like any terrorist organization that is able to hold territory, the Taliban likely derives the vast majority of its funds from taxation, extortion, and protection activities. The group likely taxes any economic activity within its area of control, including drug production.

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ISIL’s Rainy Day Fund

ISIL has invested significant amounts of money internationally, which means that the group can finance its activities without arousing suspicion from reporting entities. The pre-placed funds can be used to finance travel of its operatives, attacks, and establish more extensive recruiting networks for future activities.

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