Why can’t some people just call terrorists ‘terrorists’?

While there is no question that the term terrorism is overused, there are puzzling occasions on…

Our problem with China is much bigger than the fate of the two Michaels

This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about…

What makes a good analyst?

There is far too much information to process: what is the analysts' best way to wade…

Terrorism is becoming complicated… again!

When you hear someone say that terrorism has 'changed' and that we have to change with…

‘Peace in our time’, Afghan style?

Why military interventions are hard to evaluate, especially ones in really broken lands like Afghanistan.

When everything is seen as terrorism, nothing is terrorism

Terrorism means many things to many people and we may be heading down an unhelpful pathway.

Intelligence and the next pandemic

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into the foreground the need to plan for…

A rare look at what keeps CSIS up at night

We all know why CSIS is not an open book but when it does give us…