Analysis & Commentary


1st October 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ stabbed two women at Marseille train station

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency claimed that two stabbings at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France were the work of its "soldier." Separately, an attack in Edmonton, Canada is being investigated as a terrorist act.

13th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Israel-Labeled West Bank Wines Banned From Ontario

Benjamin Weinthal

Canadian vendors are asked to remove the wine from their shelves and to discontinue importing them.

30th January 2017 - The Hill Times

Using SEMA to advance the Canada-Iran relationship

Sheryl Saperia

When Parliament reconvenes on Jan. 30, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development will continue to review the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA). SEMA enables Canada to impose targeted sanctions against a foreign state in response to a decision...

9th September 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

No Panacea for Radicalization

Sheryl Saperia

The case of Aaron Driver, the 24-year-old Muslim convert killed by police before he could carry out a terrorist attack against a major urban centre, has again focused public attention on Canada’s capacities to combat radicalization.

4th August 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

Is Terrorism Really ‘Senseless’?

Sheryl Saperia

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t the only politician to describe terrorist violence as “senseless,” the frequency with which he draws on that particular adjective is striking. Consider some examples of his official statements.

25th July 2016 - The Hill Times

Should Canada reopen its embassy in Iran?

Sheryl Saperia

The embassy must be tasked with the immensely difficult job of protecting Canadian citizens and Canadian security interests in the region, not with lining the pockets of those with little regard for these imperatives.

4th July 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

Our Next Man (Or Woman) In Tehran

Sheryl Saperia

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion recently confirmed that preliminary official contact between Iran and Canada has begun, toward the goal of restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries.

11th April 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

The Rushdie Affair and the Outsourcing of Murder

Sheryl Saperia

The recent attacks in Brussels, for which ISIS took credit, reminded the West that no country is immune from Islamist terrorism.

12th February 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

Canada Must Not Cave to Iranian Demands

Sheryl Saperia

Over the last several weeks, terror victims have squared off against the Islamic Republic of Iran in a Toronto courtroom, seeking to hold that regime civilly liable for its sponsorship of terrorism. In court, Judge Glenn Hainey wondered aloud whether the legal proceedings were...

28th January 2016 - National Post

What to do about Iran?

Sheryl Saperia

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has confirmed his government’s intent to lift Canada’s sanctions against Iran, as the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 world powers begins to be implemented. Yet the Canadian government has not released the details of this pending change of...

17th September 2015 - The Canadian Jewish News

Does Banning Anti-Muslim Remarks Prevent Radicalization?

Sheryl Saperia

The Quebec government has introduced Bill 59, which sets out to combat publicly disseminated hate speech and speech inciting violence.

17th June 2015 - The Canadian Jewish News

In Defence of the Senate

Sheryl Saperia

The Senate has faced vociferous attack in recent weeks. Accusations abound that an appointed Senate has no right to dissent from Conservative MP Michael Chong’s Reform Act, which was approved by a majority of members of Parliament in the elected House of Commons. The Mike Duffy trial...

25th November 2014 - The Canadian Jewish News

Understanding Lone-Wolf Terrorism

Sheryl Saperia

Last month, two lone wolf attacks occurred in Canada. Martin Couture-Rouleau ran over a pair of soldiers with his car, killing one and injuring another, before police shot him. Days later, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down a soldier at the National War Memorial.

24th October 2014 - Quoted by Tom Blackwell - National Post

Canada Should Give Police More Power to Arrest Would-Be Terrorists Before They Attack, Experts Say

Sheryl Saperia

For 10 years in the wake of 9/11, Canada has gradually built a broad counter-terrorism strategy, including some decidedly controversial measures.

23rd October 2014 - CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the Ottawa terrorist attacker.

23rd October 2014 - WSJ Live

Opinion Journal

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer analyzes the recent events in Ottawa.

23rd October 2014 - CBC Radio

The Current

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on how to prevent homegrown terrorism.

23rd October 2014 - Fox News

Fox & Friends First

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the possible affiliations of the Ottawa shooter.

15th October 2014 - The Montreal Gazette

Canada Should Think Twice Before Re-Engaging With Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Sheryl Saperia

In a recent op-ed, Sergio Marchi and Ken Lewis assert that Canadian government and industry should be preparing to re-engage with Iran. Iran’s economic landscape, they suggest, requires significant foreign investment, and Canada should oblige (“Iran wants to re-engage, Canada should...

29th August 2014 - The Canadian Jewish News

Should Canadians fight in faraway conflicts?

Sheryl Saperia

Is it possible to articulate any broad principles governing the acceptability of Canadians fighting abroad, apart from serving in the Canadian Armed Forces?

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