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COVID-19 Quick Hits Video

When language matters

Quick Hits 166 – What is Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE)?

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Quick Hits 165 – Can intelligence agencies help us discover where COVID came from?

Covid: Biden orders investigation into virus origin as lab leak theory debated

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COVID-19 Quick Hits Washington riots

Quick Hits 144 – Why do we have intelligence if it is not acted on?

Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski looks at how intelligence failures are anything but.

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Are end-of-Earthers and conspiracy theorists that dangerous?

Why are many consumed with a sense of moral panic that conspiracy theorists constitute the next wave of terrorism?

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Quick Hits 141 – Are we misusing the term ‘terrorism’?

Doctor charged with ‘terrorism’ for embarrassing Turkish government over COVID figures

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Perspectives University of Ottawa

What will Canada’s national security and public safety challenges be in 2021?

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.

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Perspectives

When does collective safety overrule individual rights? Now!

A society must have the authority to take away the rights of the few when those rights endanger the many.

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COVID-19 Quick Hits Video

The Canadian government still doesn’t get intelligence

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.

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Perspectives

The challenge of assessing threat

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.

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Articles COVID-19 The Hill Times

Intelligence and the next pandemic

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.