Quick Hits 166 – What is Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE)?
Covid: Biden orders investigation into virus origin as lab leak theory debated
Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski looks at how intelligence failures are anything but.
Why are many consumed with a sense of moral panic that conspiracy theorists constitute the next wave of terrorism?
Doctor charged with ‘terrorism’ for embarrassing Turkish government over COVID figures
In the absence of a crystal ball we can still list some of the national security and public safety challenges we may face in 2021.
A society must have the authority to take away the rights of the few when those rights endanger the many.
Intelligence agencies exist to help officials make better decisions. Some nations have true ‘intelligence cultures’ where the value of this kind of information is recognised. Then there is Canada.
Contrary to public wisdom, pandemics such as the COVID-19 one that is wreaking havoc around the world will always be more deadly than terrorism.
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.