Founded in Ottawa, Ontario by Kagusthan Ariaratnam as an independent non-profit organization in September 2015, Project O Five raises citizen awareness about global security, international relations, counter-radicalization, and counter-terrorism by directing, collecting, processing, and disseminating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). By utilizing open sources, we extract enormous amounts of strategic intelligence. In its essence, strategic intelligence captivates a bird’s-eye view of bigger picture issues. This information is essential to formulate policy and defines the hierarchical order of planning and strategizing vis-à-vis political and military objectives, often dealing with national, regional, and global security.
Mission:Our mission is to bring about international peace by helping to create and maintain a “State of Global Terrorist Deterrence”.
Vision:Project O Five envisions a borderless world where citizens are fully engaged, empowered and recognized as a united force for the betterment of all.
Why borderless world:Much of the Global South, which include the poor countries of the world that are largely located in Asia, South America, and Africa. This part of the world is home to roughly five billion people, who are living under extreme poverty, and as such, relationships around the world are not balanced (Shah, 2009). Income inequality and poverty involves powerlessness and invisibility, including a lack of money, basic nutrition, health care, education, freedom, and personal autonomy. In fact, 80% of global resources are consumed by only one billion who live in Global North that includes the wealthy industrialized countries of Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Australia, and Japan (World Bank Group, 2010). While most of the industrialized countries are located in the North, there are exceptions; for example, both Australia and New Zealand are wealthy countries located in the South. As a rule, states in the Global North are democratic and technologically advanced, have a high standard of living, and experience very low population growth (Ravelli & Webber, 2015). Is it fair or justifiable that developing countries must try to survive on only 20% of the world’s resources? Terrorism that is rooted in inequality of a grieved man can best be combated politically, diplomatically, economically, socially, culturally, religiously, and educationally rather than militarily alone, by uniting the whole global community as one system.