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When CSIS talks, Canadians should listen

The heads of security intelligence agencies seldom open up: when they do it is a sign to pay attention.

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Quick Hits 140 – Can someone please tell me why Canada does not have a foreign intelligence service?

Judge denies CSIS request to collect foreign intelligence

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! National Security

Richard Brisson: Is there anything cooler than a codebreaker?

The race between codemakers and codebreakers is an ancient one.  Success in breaking the enemy’s codes often turns defeat into victory on the battlefield.  In this episode of the Canadian Intelligence Eh podcast, Borealis sits down with former Canadian cryptologist Richard Brisson to talk about this fascinating field. About the host Phil Gurski Phil Gurski […]

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Terrorist listings in Canada – take two

Even if the terrorist listing process in Canada is still largely political that does not mean that it does not have its good uses

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Cutting through the disinformation problem in terrorism

Terrorists seek to sow fear and angst: it is important to gather as much data as possible to separate facts from lies.

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No, you do not need a BA to be a spy

It is time to stop ruling out great Canadians from our intelligence agencies just because they never went to university.

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Why is Edward Snowden still making headlines?

Edward Snowden is painted as a courageous whistleblower and maybe he is. Yet there is little in life that is uniquely positive and this goes as well for the smashers of secrets.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Is the violent extremist issue bigger than a shoebox?

Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may be overstated.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 11, 2001: Attacks in New York and Washington

September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday. And a glorious Tuesday it was. I had walked to my job at CSIS – the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – as was my usual practice.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Canada is getting a failing grade when it comes to terrorism prosecutions

We have laws for good reasons, but when it comes to terrorism it seems these laws do not serve us well. Here are a few exemples.