All posts by Kurt F. Jensen

Kurt F. Jensen

Adjunct professor at Carleton University in Ottawa where he teaches courses on intelligence in the department of political science, career foreign service officer who specialized in security and intelligence, deputy director of foreign intelligence at the Department of Foreign Affairs, author of Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-1951 (UBC Press 2008).

The Threat from Within

Apr 09, 2016

Myths, uncertainties, confusion, and ideologically-tainted views surround the question of what constitutes radicalization and terrorism in the West.  An excellent primer on the factors which

Who will watch the watchers? The need for i...

Nov 06, 2015

The following is the text of a presentation “Intelligence Accountability” given by Dr. Kurt Jensen at the annual Canadian Military Intelligence Conference (CANIC 2015) in

Off to war in Ukraine?

Feb 16, 2015

Has Prime Minister Harper placed Canada on the path to war? On February 6, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Harper is “promising to campaign for

The Intelligence Enterprise: How prepared ...

Nov 26, 2014

There was a report in The Economist in July that Canada’s intelligence analysts are pretty good. The article cited a study which found that intelligence