21 December 2016   (CGAI)

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.

18 November 2016

Criminal actors have adopted a converged approach to illicit operations, easily moving across borders and transitioning seamlessly between human trafficking, cybercrime, fraud, and other opportune activities.

30 September 2016   (CGAI)

Has Canada been too closely identified with the political position of the Ukraine government, and too tight with US positions on Ukraine to distinguish itself as a potential honest broker in finding a political/diplomatic solution to the conflict?

27 September 2016

A recent report from the International Financial Action Task Force, originally formed by the G-7 countries in 1989, found Canada lacking in some international standards.

16 September 2016   (CASEY BRUNELLE)

From all facets across the political spectrum, Donald Trump has been described as both the best and worst thing to happen to U.S. politics.

28 August 2016   (EDWARD R. MYERS)

Last year in Canada, organized crime syphoned off nearly $3B from the Canadian tax base. What are we doing about it? FrontLine examines this issue in a 3-part report.

12 August 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

This week’s successful prevention of a terrorist attack in Ontario merits appreciation of police work, but it raises important questions.

12 June 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

In light of the June 12th terrorist attack in Florida, where it appears law enforcement agencies had some information regarding the killer’s support for IS, it is important to be aware of the Canadian preventive measures that could have been used if the subject was in Canada.

16 May 2016   (CASEY BRUNELLE)

To state that tensions between Russia and NATO have risen markedly in the last several years does little to improve understanding and insight of political realities.

18 April 2016   (BRIAN BERUBE)

The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence has just published a major study of strategic communications during the Afghanistan campaign that has some important lessons for both military and private sector communicators and planners.

5 April 2016   (KEN POLE)

Richard Fadden, who announced his retirement last week after nearly 40 years of public service, told CBC Radio's As It Happens that while ISIS does not pose an "existential" threat to Canada, it is accomplishing its prime objective of breeding terror.

17 March 2016

Debate over access to encrypted cell phone messages raises fundamental security and privacy issues. Why is this not a bigger issue in Canada? For one thing, it’s a political loser.

22 February 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

Reviewing the annually published Public Accounts, illuminates number of areas where a re-allocation of funds could revitalize public funding to be beneficial and relevant to more Canadians.

13 February 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

The RCMP update on its internal review following the 2014 shooting of five officers in Moncton is largely silent on preventive policy issues. More can be done.

11 February 2016   (KEN POLE)

The U.S. National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), managed by the Department of Homeland Security, is only partly successful in detecting and preventing intrusions at federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

21 January 2016   (SCOTT NEWARK)

The realities of power are sinking in on both the Prime Minister and the new Cabinet Ministers who, upon appointment, were provided with quite precise…and public…mandate letters.

19 January 2016   (GEORGE PETROLEKAS)

Tomorrow, the defence ministers from six nations will meet in Paris to discuss an acceleration and intensification of the coalition's efforts against the Islamic State. Canada will not be present. What does this absence mean?

18 December 2015   (SCOTT NEWARK)

Bad things happen when political correctness and bureaucratic risk aversion are prioritized over public safety.

3 December 2015   (JONATHAN CALOF)

Events like Securetech demonstrate just how varied the safety and security community is, and the broad range of subjects that need to be covered to help this group be more effective.

30 November 2015

Key people were in Ottawa to discuss climate change, security and defence last week – but the security sector was noticeably absent.