Civil society can play a key role in preventing and dealing with domestic radicalization

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 1 Spring 2013 A small number of Canadians have always been tempted to fight in wars and conflicts in far-off lands, but those currently traveling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS are causing acute anxiety on the home front. Developing strategies to prevent conversion to extremism, stop travel abroad to join extremist …

Lessons from history: How did Canada respond to homegrown radicals in the 1940s? And what can the experience teach us?

Tasneem Jamal Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 1 Spring 2015 Islamism or radical Islam or jihadism, as a violent international ideology at odds with Canadian society and its values, is not the first challenge of its kind, nor is it unique in attracting Canadian adherents. The radicals of the Second World War During World War II Canada faced the …

Civil society and domestic radicalization

Wendy Stocker Defence & Human Security, News

By John Siebert Executive Director, Project Ploughshares A small number of Canadians have always been tempted to fight in wars and conflicts in far-off lands, but those currently traveling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS, or to Africa and Afghanistan to join other violent extremist groups, are causing acute anxiety on the home front. Developing strategies to prevent conversion …