In this final installment of the CIPS Blog Greatest Hits 2013-14, we turn to the topic of Soldiers and Spies. It spans a range of military and security controversies that arose both in Canada and globally. They include new powers and oversight capacities of national intelligence agencies; debates about the direction of military spending; questions of democratic political authorization for military action; and secrecy in governmental prosecution of national security cases.
Together with the first three installments of the CIPS Blog Greatest Hits from the past year, these selections show the range, acuity and lively engagement of our CIPS bloggers. We hope you enjoy these ‘Soldiers and Spies’ selections, and continue following our commentary on current events throughout the new academic year.
- Craig Forcese, Breaking: New Snowden Document Shows Something But We Don’t Know Exactly What
- Philippe Lagassé, Parliament Neglects its Duty to Debate Military Deployments
- Wesley Wark, Security Certificates are Flawed Tools
- Mariah Zeisberg, Authorizing U.S. Warfare: Domestic Critics, Global Constituencies and the Renewal of the AUMF
Read the other three collections of CIPS Blog highlights from 2013-14.