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Spying on your allies is normal

Even the best of friends have divergent interests and sometimes compete with one another: that is why intelligence is necessary.

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Intelligence sharing is threatened when all don’t play by the rules

The Cameron Ortis case reminds us that when we agree to receive intelligence from an ally we need to protect it

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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism Podcast

Nigel West: Shedding light on the world of intelligence

There are people out there who write very good books on all matters intelligence and Nigel West is one of them. He joins Borealis for a fascinating look at this murky world.

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Perspectives

Security services stop terrorist attacks and THEY are in the wrong?

Charges of entrapment in terrorist cases belie a woeful ignorance of how terrorism works.

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Articles The Hill Times

The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share intelligence where and when they can.

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Articles The Hill Times

Our problem with China is much bigger than the fate of the two Michaels

This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about China’s activities for decades and those warnings have been shunted aside. China is not Canada‚Äôs friend. It is a serial human rights abuser in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. OTTAWA, CANADA — You have to feel for the families of […]

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Podcast Quick Hits

Armed suspect at Rideau Hall and Trump denies Russian bounty intelligence

Two interesting developments in two capitals. Armed suspect arrested at Rideau Hall and Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounty intelligence.

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

What makes a good analyst?

There is far too much information to process: what is the analysts’ best way to wade through it all?

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Podcast Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Does Canada’s foreign policy need a redo?

Canada just lost a vote to gain a seat on the UN Security Council. How do Canada’s intelligence agencies meet the country’s foreign intel priorities?

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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.