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Thinking About Canada’s Security and ...

Jan 04, 2016

New government — new changes ahead? Stand by for defence and foreign policy reviews. Except that the parameters of those reviews probably won’t change much.

Watch for Syrian passports issued by Islami...

Dec 15, 2015

In early December, the investigative wing of the US Department of Homeland Security is reported to have issued an advisory to law enforcement agencies across

This is a first in the US. How about for Ca...

Nov 11, 2015

The Pentagon’s principal spy organization is appointing a British Air Force officer as a deputy director.  This appears to be the first time a US spy

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

At Foreign Affairs, they don’t think ...

Jul 22, 2015

The legislation which grants Canada’s security agencies new legal powers to combat terrorism is now the law of the land. This hasn’t ended the fracas

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

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Are Canada’s intelligence agencies out of...

Oct 30, 2014

Introduction Canada’s intelligence agencies are regularly in the news for some failing or other, which critics decry as the beginning of the end of Canadians’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

What does U.S. intelligence know in the aft...

Jul 23, 2014

According to a recent report, senior U.S. intelligence officials were completely in the dark and continue to be so. Other than a quite-obvious observation that

Five Eyes

What is ‘Five Eyes’?

Jul 22, 2014

The “Five Eyes” (otherwise known as FVEY), is an intelligence alliance of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and is considered the

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Canada’s intelligence gathering recog...

Jul 20, 2014

According to a recent study by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), Canada has scored high marks