The Changing Scope of the Five Eyes: Implications for Canada
- October 21, 2020
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
This short blog seeks to provide a more expansive understanding of the English-speaking world by identifying the complexities – or multiplicities – of the Anglosphere.
The Anglosphere has come to international prominence in the wake of the UK’s departure from …READ MORE
Even before Brexit, Britain was often portrayed as reluctant to fully engage with European affairs. One potential reason for this, particularly when it comes to the matters of defence and intelligence, is Britain’s close relationship with the US and its …READ MORE
Scholars typically place the origins of “Five Eyes” in the high-level cooperation that took place between the United States and the British Commonwealth during the Second World War. Yet the intellectual genesis of this international security partnership can be traced …READ MORE
New Zealand has been seen as the weakest link in the FVEY as well as the “soft underbelly” with a population of 5 million people, NZ is a small state functioning within a series of military and economic arrangements dominated by …READ MORE
Au cours de la période de la guerre froide, l’opposition entre le capitalisme et le communisme a conçu le nouvel ordre du monde. Les États-Unis ont été à la tête du camp capitaliste soutenus par de nombreux alliés. L’importance …READ MORE
In the past decade, key events have found the Five Eyes – a largely unknown Anglo-American postwar signals intelligence partnership – navigating a new, prominent global role. These include the Snowden disclosures on US and allied surveillance programs, joint statements …READ MORE
Since the beginning of this century, the governments of the five Anglosphere countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), have steadily deepened their domestic policy collaboration.
Using exclusive and insular transgovernmental networks made …READ MORE