Good counter-terrorism practices require wide sharing among international security services

Canada has long benefitted from its membership in the so-called ‘5 eyes’ intelligence sharing club. But when it comes to counter terrorism, the ‘5 eyes’ are not enough. Borealis argues why it is crucial to share counter terrorism data widely with other intelligence partners.

The Five Eyes alliance has served the current partners well by giving them an expanded intelligence base. This benefit is enhanced by the opportunity for professional discussions amongst intelligence partner agencies.  All five nations maintain bilateral intelligence relationships with other allies. Is there a case for expanding the Five Eyes itself to include some of these allies? 

Read Should the Five Eyes Alliance be Expanded? by Greg Fyffe

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