Privacy and our spy agencies

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

Quick Hits: What can you do to get a career in Security Intelligence?

Have you ever thought of a career in security intelligence? Have a listen to what 32-year…

A review of Caliphate – Episode 4

How realist is the depiction of ISIS in Caliphate? In this podcast, 30-year intelligence veteran and…

When it Comes to Terrorism Analysis we Need the Best People Available, Gender Notwithstanding

I am uncertain what GBA+ analysis entails but I am willing to give proponents the benefit…

W(h)ither the US Intelligence Community?

Intelligence agencies SHOULD remain non-partisan and 'speak truth to power'. Is this being threatened in the…

Does it take a village to stop terrorism?

Many see counter terrorism as a CSIS or RCMP role, but average Canadians also have a…

January 25, 1993 | Shootings at CIA HQ

Security strikes many as onerous but it is in place for a reason: terrorists do plan…

National Security Priorities for the Canadian Government, from ISIS Fighters to Guns

Many pundits remarked that we saw neither hide nor hair of anything related to national security…

CSIS is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t

CSIS is criticized when it refuses to divulge anything at all. It is criticized when it…

Making CSIS ‘smarter’ at counter-terrorism, easier said than done!

Don't let perfect be the enemy of the very good when it comes to Canadian counter…