A Discussion With Phil Gurski on CSIS and Western Foreign Policy

How do foreign policy decisions and terrorism intersect? Are we making good choices? I was a…

Air India Flight 182: The day Canadian Security Intelligence failed

35 years ago today, Air India flight 182 left the air traffic control radar off the…

Air India Flight 182 bombing (June 23, 1985)

On this day in 1985, Sikh extremists perpetrated the single greatest terrorist act in history when…

CSIS and accusations of Islamophobia

Accusations that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is Islamophobic do not take into account facts that…

When everything is seen as terrorism, nothing is terrorism

Terrorism means many things to many people and we may be heading down an unhelpful pathway.

Intelligence and the next pandemic

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into the foreground the need to plan for…

Can Religion Sometimes Be a Hazard? Interview with Phil Gurski – Part 2

The 2nd part of an interview with terrorism specialist Phil Gurski on religions that become hazardous.…

A rare look at what keeps CSIS up at night

We all know why CSIS is not an open book but when it does give us…

A review of Caliphate – Episode 6

How realist is the depiction of ISIS in the Caliphate series? In this podcast, intelligence veteran…

Privacy and our spy agencies

Spies act in the shadows for obvious reasons: does this mean they are constrained by privacy…