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The '''Mackenzie Institute for the Study of Terrorism, Revolution and Propaganda''' is a [[think tank]] in [[Toronto]], [[Ontario]], [[Canada]]. Founded in 1986 by Brigadier Dr. Maurice Tugwell, a former Parachute Regiment officer and British Army veteran of WW-2, Palestine (1947), the Malayian insurgency, Cyprus and Ulster.{{Citation needed|date=January 2008}} The institute is a [[non-profit]] organization that depends upon individual donors and charitable foundations; it does not accept government funding. The institute publishes online research papers on a wide variety of political matters, with a focus on [[terrorism]], [[political extremism]], warfare, and [[organized crime]].<ref>{{cite web | title =Policy.ca Profile: Mackenzie Institute | publisher =Policy.ca | date =November 25, 2005 | url =http://www.policy.ca/policy-directory/Detailed/Mackenzie-Institute-316.html | accessdate =2006-11-16 }}</ref> Its mission 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" It is also "concerned with the social and political stability of Canada, and works to enhance it when it can". The institute is named after Canadian explorer [[Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)|Sir Alexander Mackenzie]].<ref>{{cite web | title =The Mackenzie Institute | publisher =Mackenzie Institute | url=http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/index.html | accessdate =2007-05-14}}</ref> Its former president, [[John C. Thompson]], often appears as a television contributor on terrorism and military issues.
 
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''“The Mackenzie Institute is the conscience of the security field.”''
   
In July 1995, members of the [[Animal Liberation Front]] allegedly sent a pipe bomb to Thompson's office in Toronto. His assistant could have been killed, except that the device's battery had become disconnected through mishandling by Canada Post.<ref>[http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/16/41/News/front.html RCMP PROBES ANIMAL ACTIVISTS], Scott Anderson, [[Now (magazine)|Now Magazine]], June 12–18, 1997</ref><ref>[http://416-777-7777.com/article/252285 Letter bomb mystery deepens], Jen Gerson, Simona Siad & Surya Bhattacharya, [[The Toronto Star]], Sep 01, 2007</ref>
 
   
Several newspaper reports have described the institute as a conservative or right-wing organization.<ref>Michael Doxtater, "How the Mohawks look at history", ''Globe and Mail'', 11 July 1991, A17; "Mail bombs spark public warning", ''Kitchener-Waterloo Record'', 20 July 1995, A3; Geoff Baker, "Who's behind mail-bomb plot?", ''Toronto Star'', 30 July 1995, A2; "Tamils protest paper's story", ''Toronto Star'', 13 February 2000, p. 1; Rob Faulkner, "Institute offers anti-terrorism tip sheet", ''Hamilton Spectator'', 10 August 2005, A6.</ref> In 1994, journalist [[Michael Valpy]] criticized the institute for producing what he described as an ideologically-driven report of supposed "leftist conspiracies".<ref>{{cite news | last =Valpy | first =Michael | title =It's A Plot, I Tell You, A Plot! | publisher =The Globe and Mail | date =July 20, 1994 }}</ref> Thompson has repeatedly rejected such descriptions, describing himself as a "classical liberal".<ref>John Thompson, "Defending the institute", ''Globe and Mail'', 23 July 1991, A14.</ref> He has written, "if being a traditional liberal these days means being condemned as a [[right-wing nut]], I plead guilty".<ref>John Thompson, "The liberal view", ''Globe and Mail'', 29 July 1994, A16. See also " Murray Campbell, "Wonks", ''Globe and Mail'', 2 December 1995, D1.</ref>
 
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[http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/ '''The Mackenzie Institute'''], an independent think tank, brings a strategic and pragmatic approach to security matters that affect both domestic and global audiences. The Mackenzie Institute provides external independent thinking for policy makers, governments, private sector entities, and educational institutions. We propose an open forum for global conversations on the threats and security vulnerabilities we face in order to best advise these various entities.
   
In 2005, the institute released a report entitled "Waiting for the Kaboom: Indicators to Watch for", described as a citizen's guide to finding terrorists. In this report, John C. Thompson encouraged Canadians to watch for theft of credentials and credit cards, attempts to buy weapons in bulk, increased visits to access tunnels under office towers, and large groups of men living together "for no apparent purpose". He also warned Canadians about people wearing bulky clothing in hot weather, arguing that suicide bombers sometimes wear several sets of underwear to protect their groins for the virgins they believe martyrs receive in the afterlife. These guidelines were welcomed by some law enforcement groups, but were also met with some criticism.<ref>Rob Faulkner, "Institute offers anti-terrorism tip sheet", ''Hamilton Spectator'', 10 August 2005, A6.</ref> Canada's [[Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Canada)|Public Safety]] ministry declined to comment on the release.<ref>Stewart Bell, "Think-tank urges public to watch out for terrorists: 'Our turn is coming soon'", ''National Post'', 9 August 2005, A4.</ref> The Mackenzie Institute later issued a revised version of the report, under the new title "Precursors of Hostile Intent: Signs of a Potential Terrorist Attack".<ref>[http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/2005/precursors-attack.htm John C. Thompson, "Precursors of Hostile Intent: Signs of a Potential Terrorist Attack"], Mackenzie Institute, current as of 20 March 2006, accessed 15 May 2007.</ref>
 
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The Mackenzie Institute is a globally recognized Canadian-based public policy institute for research and comment on issues impacting political and social stability, specifically terrorism, organized violence, and security.
   
The Mackenzie Institute makes frequent comments on Canada's military mission in [[Afghanistan]], and supports increased funding for the Canadian military generally.<ref>For instance, Lynda Hurst, "Deep well of Taliban fighters", ''Toronto Star'', 13 September 2006, A1 [Afghanistan]; Chris Wattie, "Canada's hollow army is 'short of everybody'", ''National Post'', 4 May 2006, A6 [funding].</ref>
 
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Working with colleagues in Washington DC, Israel, and the UK, we emphasize a world view on the various topics we cover. Over the last 30 years, we have worked with Canadian government institutions, private sector organizations, educational bodies and other stakeholders to provide a distinct perspective on security matters.
   
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The Mackenzie Institute provides corporate and individual subscription packages that provide access to premier briefs, newsletters, commentaries, luncheons, and our bi-annual Security Matters Reports.
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==External links==
 
* [http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/ Official Website of the Mackenzie Institute]
 
   
[[Category:Political and economic think tanks based in Canada]]
 
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The Mackenzie Institute offers:
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'''Publications'''
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The Institute publishes a varied collection of briefing notes, commentaries, photos, and video interviews that are thought provoking, insightful, and relevant, which are designed to meet the needs of subscribers and others.
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'''Events'''
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The Institute offers luncheons, seminars, workshops, and panels presented by subject matter experts providing educational awareness and promoting an open forum discussion among attendees, policy makers, and the security world as a whole. We will also be developing an annual conference that will address the latest trends and patterns of emerging security concerns.
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'''Service to Subscribers'''
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The Institute provides corporate and individual subscribers with exclusive access to premier briefs, commentary, and reports on security issues through an exclusive range of events and publications.
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==External links==
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* [http://www.mackenzieinstitute.com/ Offical Website of The Mackenzie Institute]
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