Behind the Headlines

About

First published in 1940 as a pamphlet series focused on contemporary Canadian foreign policy, Behind the Headlines evolved first into a quarterly current affairs magazine, and then into its current form as a policy paper series. The various iterations of Behind the Headlines shared a focus on international affairs and Canada’s place in the world, as well as an overriding goal of producing material accessible to a wide audience from academics and policy professionals to journalists and informed citizens. The views expressed in Behind the Headlines are those of the authors.

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We accept unsolicited submissions for Behind the Headlines. Contributions on topical foreign policy, international affairs and global issues should be sent to publications@thecic.org. Submissions must not exceed 5,000 words and should contain a minimum number of endnotes. Please consult the CIC style guide for more information on formatting.

Volume 66

Measuring “Success” in Countering Terrorism

July 2018    |    By: Benoît Gomis    |    Vol. 66 No. 1

A rise or fall in the number of perpetrated terrorist attacks is too often used as the main metric for “success” or “failure” in countering terrorism. The reality is far more nuanced. This paper examines the main quantitative and qualitative metrics that can be used in that process.