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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Greg Fyffe – How good is intelligence analysis in Canada?

Episode 96 – Phil Gurski is joined by Greg Fyffe, former head of the Privy Council Office’s Intelligence Assessments Secretariat (PCOIAS).

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Perspectives

Are we entering a new ‘threat wave’?

How many things go ‘bump in the night’ and how many can we keep an eye on?

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Perspectives

What can we actually ‘predict’ when it comes to terrorism?

Our obsession with future-casting on all matters, including terrorist trends, may be understandable but that does not make it viable.

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Lessons on Terrorism Quick Hits

Intelligence Veteran Reviews – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Is HYDRA a terrorist organisation which created the ultimate terrorist?

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Perspectives

Do we need intelligence to stop nuclear weapons proliferation?

If there is a threat that is truly ‘existential’ to life on Earth it has to be nuclear weapons proliferation. So, how do we stop it?

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Perspectives

There are valid reasons for states to invoke secrecy: is this one of them?

There are valid reasons for states to invoke secrecy: is Canada’s Trudeau government using this excuse to hide something when it comes to naval purchases?

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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

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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Canadian Intelligence Eh! 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.