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Quick Hits 155 – Are “experts” as good as they say they are?

Everywhere you turn you come across an ‘expert’.

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Perspectives

So you say you’re an expert? Prove it!

We are inundated with self-proclaimed experts on terrorism and national security. How do you pick which one to follow? Knowing their backgrounds might help.

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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?

Episode 80 – Borealis sits down with former Canadian cryptologist Richard Brisson to talk about this fascinating field.

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Perspectives

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.