Founded in 1986 in Toronto, the Mackenzie Institute is an independent non-profit organization concerned with issues related to political instability and organized violence. This includes such matters as terrorism, political extremism, warfare and organized crime.
The aim of the Institute is to provide research and commentary on its subject matter, to promote informed public debate, and to hold to the proposition that our liberal democratic tradition must be safeguarded and fostered.
The Institute is also concerned with the social and political stability of Canada, and works to enhance it when it can.
The Institute is named for the voyageur Alexander Mackenzie, the first European (and likely the first man) to reach the Pacific Ocean from Upper Canada, and the first to trace the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean. Mackenzie had the courage to explore routes that everyone knew existed, but feared to try. In our own way, we try to emulate his courage and forthrightness.
Dr. Boaz Ganor's Plenary Address at ICT's 11th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism can be viewed by clicking HERE and is also available through the ITC website, www.ict.org.il/
Egypt: Revolution, Counter-Revolution, or Chaos?
CM1302 -- July
What will tomorrow bring for Egypt? On 3 July 2013, Egyptians overthrew their elected government when the military backed a massive street demonstration in Cairo. President Mohammed Morsi was arrested and replaced on an interim basis by Judge Adly Mansour.
A week later, the Egyptian military outlined plans for a rapid return to civilian rule, secured $8 billion in badly needed funding, and is now seeking the arrest of the remaining leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. Given the Brotherhood’s call for armed insurrection and civil war, and clashes that have left dozens of dead, will the crackdown be enough to restore a measure of stability or will it guarantee an end to it?...
The Rogues’ Gallery? A List of Canadian-related Terrorists
Issue #42 -- March 2013 (updated as of April 6)
Many Canadians have a tendency to consider our nation as a small and unimportant one on the periphery of the great events of the world. Such modesty is a fine personal characteristic but a poor foundation for an appreciation of security policy. Terrorism is usually seen as an exotic problem for other nations and many Canadians tend to forget how often international terrorism relates to Canada.
Almost 12 years after the 9/11 attacks and nearly 28 years after the Air India Bombing, there is still a Canadian “who, us?” reflex that seems to automatically kick in with the discovery of some aspect of terrorism being related to Canada. The history of terrorism, particularly international terrorism, has much to do with our country. Accordingly, the following list of residents and citizens should serve as a reminder of...