Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.
While there is no question that the term terrorism is overused, there are puzzling occasions on which it is not used at all.
This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about China’s activities for decades and those warnings have been shunted aside. China is not Canada’s friend. It is a serial human rights abuser in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. OTTAWA, CANADA — You have to feel for the families of […]
There is far too much information to process: what is the analysts’ best way to wade through it all?
When you hear someone say that terrorism has ‘changed’ and that we have to change with it be skeptical. Nothing really has changed over 150 years with the sole exception of technology.
Why military interventions are hard to evaluate, especially ones in really broken lands like Afghanistan.
Terrorism means many things to many people and we may be heading down an unhelpful pathway.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into the foreground the need to plan for the next one and the role of intelligence agencies.
We all know why CSIS is not an open book but when it does give us a peek behind the curtain we do learn a lot.
Spies act in the shadows for obvious reasons: does this mean they are constrained by privacy issues?