- March 7, 2021
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump was hostile towards the Iranian regime. He withdrew the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement and he embarked on a policy of “Maximum Pressure Campaign,” the most stringent sanctions regime ever imposed on a country in …READ MORE
One of the most important jobs that states have is to protect their citizens, from threats of all kinds, including terrorist threats. States protect citizens from terrorism by adopting policies to prevent it and punish it. In my book, How …READ MORE
For reading week this year we asked CIPS‘ distinguished members to recommend a novel to their students (and to all students of good writing).
For over twenty …READ MORE
October 27 marks the 90th anniversary of the “Musha Incident” – a Taiwanese historical trauma unknown to most Canadians. Yet, Musha says much to Canada-Taiwan relations. A defining characteristic of Taiwan is that, despite Chinese settlement since the 17…READ MORE
As the world celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, it is time to address difficult questions about the future of the organization that emerged from the ashes of the Second World War. Can the UN …READ MORE
In the past six months, Chinese foreign policy appears to have taken a dramatic and aggressive turn. China has lashed out at Australia for questioning its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, bolstered its claims in the South China Sea, stepped …READ MORE
The intelligence alliance, now known as the Five Eyes, was born in the early days of the Cold War and was the product of a perceived existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. There was a desperate need for intelligence, …READ MORE
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is by far the largest and best-resourced of the Five Eyes SIGINT partners. The four other members of the partnership, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Australian Signals …READ MORE
The Five Eyes alliance has served the current partners well by giving them an expanded intelligence base. This benefit is enhanced by the opportunity for professional discussions amongst intelligence partner agencies.
All five nations maintain bilateral intelligence relationships with other …READ MORE
After some wrangling, the Five Eyes member states have arrived at a common position on the use of Huawei technology in critical infrastructure. But the Huawei snafu is likely just the first of many challenges to alliance solidarity as an expansionist …READ MORE
I have been researching and writing about the Anglosphere for fifteen years. I just didn’t realize it for the first eight…
My first book, Selling the War on Terror: Foreign Policy Discourses After 9/11, grew out of my Ph.D. and analyzed the …READ MORE
Foreign policy watchers hailing a burgeoning ‘mini-alliance’ between Canada and the UK may not appear to be highlighting anything new, given such a friendship has existed since Canada came into existence and is one of the oldest bilateral partnerships in …READ MORE