Resources

Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project

https://carleton.ca/csids/canadian-foreign-intelligence-history-project/

 

Commissioner Bob Paulson John Tait Lecture CASIS 2016

John Tait Memorial Lecture Commissioner Paulson 2016

Weller Prize Winners

CASIS Weller Prize – graduate – Dzintars Alex

CASIS Weller Prize – undergraduate – Wes Laporte

Publications of Interest by CASIS Members

Phil Gurski’s new book on terrorism,  “The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West” (Rowman and Littlefield), will appear on October 16.

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting (borealisthreatandrisk.com).  He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS from 2001-2013, specializing in Al Qaeda-inspired violent extremism and radicalization.  From 1983 to 2000 he was employed as a senior multilingual analyst at Communications Security Establishment, specialising in the Middle East.  He also served as senior special advisor in the National Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada from 2013 until his retirement from the civil service in May 2015.  Mr. Gurski has presented on Al Qaeda-inspired violent extremism and radicalization across Canada and around the world.  He regularly blogs (pkgursk.wordpress.com) and tweets (@borealissaves) on terrorism.

Phil is on the program commitee for the CASIS annual conference, Friday, January 15, Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum.

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CASIS Vice-President Thomas Juneau has just published a paper on Iran that will be of interest to those tracking Iran’s ambitions as a regional power. The main argument of the report is that Iran is not a rising regional hegemon but rather a mid-sized regional power frustrated at not reaching its ambitions.  The report is a synthesis of some of the main elements of Thomas’s book, Sqaundered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Polciy, from Stanford University Press.

Article

http://www.mei.edu/content/article/iran%E2%80%99s-failed-foreign-policy-dealing-position-weakness

Book

(http://www.amazon.com/Squandered-Opportunity-Neoclassical-Realism-Iranian/dp/0804793050/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1430700594&sr=8-1).

Summary of 2015 CASIS Annual Conference

Highlights of CASIS Conference January 2015

Presentations to CASIS Conferences

Historical Declassification and Access to Information Dr I Campbell 2002

Democracy and Counter-Terrorism David Charters 2002

Morrison 2002 Intelligence Studies in the UK

The Changing World of Contemporary Terrorism and Intelligence Failures Palfy 2002

Tait Lecture 2002 Morris Rosenberg

The New Terrorism and the Information Society O’Brian 2002

DNI Burgess 2008

Dick Fadden-CSIS Speech To CASIS OCT 09

Tait Lecture 2009 RCMP Commissioner Bill Elliott

Tony Campbell 2010

 

 

Federal Departments

PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA

  • Umbrella department, designed to coordinate federal departments with a remit for emergency management and national security.
  • Three priority areas include emergency management, public safety and national security.
  • Specific areas of concern include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons (CBRNE), terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security and intelligence.
  • Does not collect intelligence. Has an intelligence policy directorate. Receives intelligence from Canadian intelligence community.
  • Replaces the former Solicitor General of Canada department, under which CSIS was found.
  • Houses the defunct Inspector General of CSIS.
  • Website
  • Publications and Reports
  • PS Act

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

  • Considers security intelligence domestically and abroad
  • Considers foreign intelligence domestically
  • Is responsible for terrorism, counter-intelligence, CBRNE, weapons of mass destruction, etc.
  • Website
  • Department Reports
  • CSIS Act
  • ATIP Requests

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

  • Used to house the RCMP Security Service, the predecessor to CSIS
  • Collects intelligence, conducts analysis
  • Carries out national security-related arrests, acting in concert with CSIS
  • Website
  • Departmental Reports

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

  • Has a robust intelligence collection and analysis section
  • Website

COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT (CSE)

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (DND)

Canadian Military Intelligence Command

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE (PCO)

SECURITY INTELLIGENCE REVIEW COMMITTEE (SIRC)

CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE CANADA (CISC)

FINANCE CANADA

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

TRANSPORT CANADA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CANADA