A rare insight into Canada’s most secretive spy agency

My old stomping grounds, CSE (Communications Security Establishment), has just put out its very first public…

The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share…

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best…

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…

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.

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…

Privacy and our spy agencies

Spies act in the shadows for obvious reasons: does this mean they are constrained by privacy…

COVID-19, Conspiracy Theory and Terrorism?

The destruction of cell towers believed to be used to transmit 5G wireless communications is tied…