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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Writing the great Canadian spy novel, from a SIGINT perspective

Writing a good fiction should probably require some experience to inform a good plot. This is especially true for spy fiction.

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Perspectives This week in terrorism

The Week in Terrorism: March 18-24, 2024

A very lethal week in terrorism, with the ISK attack in Moscow dominating the news. All deaths this week were at the hands of jihadis (RWE: 0)

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Is cryptanalysis all but dead?

Making and breaking codes is classic spycraft. Are the bad guys winning at this game and what are the implications for national security?

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The Moscow attack bears the signature of jihadis…so far

While it is always a good strategy to wait for more confirmation when it comes to terrorism, we can make initial assessments based on what we know.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

If Canada is a ‘post-national state’ is there room for national security?

How can your country protect itself from threats to its nation if your leader does not believe it is a nation?

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How NOT to Win Friends and Influence People

What do we do with a UN refugee agency that appears to be in cahoots with a jihadi organisation?

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The Terrorism Dog That Didn’t Bite: A Look Back at Violent Extremism in 2023

Predictions of a ‘rise’ in far right terrorism have been making the rounds for several years and been found wanting: is it time to admit that jihadis still rule the terrorism roost?

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The week in terrorism: January 1-7, 2024

This is a summary of terrorism around the world for the week of January 1-7, with a short discussion on the implications for global security.

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What is behind the rise in Islamist terrorist level over the holiday season?

Jihadis who plan attacks over the holiday season clearly have missed the message behind Christmas. Bah humbug!

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Different times called for different approaches in intelligence

Condemning someone for what they did decades ago based on what they knew then does not make a lot of sense