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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.

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COVID-19 Perspectives

The challenges of gathering intelligence during a pandemic – addendum

Satellite imagery (aka imagery intelligence or IMINT) is a very useful tool in gathering data on what is happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Perspectives

The challenges of gathering intelligence during a pandemic

Intelligence agencies play an important role during a pandemic to see how widespread the disease is as well as to determine who is hiding the truth.

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The spy next door

The arrest of a senior Canadian intelligence official on allegations of stealing classified materials has shaken the international intelligence community.

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Wikileaks, Snowden and the impact on Canadian intelligence

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