Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada's National Security

By Stephanie Carvin

© 2021

In Stand on Guard, Stephanie Carvin sets out to explain the range of activities that are considered national security threats by Canadian security services today. As new forms of terrorism and extremism appear, especially online, we need a responsibly widened view of such threats and how they manifest in the contemporary world. Canadians should not be more fearful, Carvin explains, but a more sophisticated understanding among security services personnel and the general public is needed if we are to anticipate and ameliorate threats to national security.

As a former security analyst tasked with providing threat assessments to high levels of government, Carvin writes with both authority and urgency. Her book presents an "insider’s look" at the issues facing the Canadian security and intelligence community. Timely and accessible, Stand on Guard will be required reading for scholars, practitioners, and any Canadian concerned about national security in the twenty-first century.

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  • Series: Munk Series on Global Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Stand on Guard provides a nuanced explanation of Canadian national security threats such as violent extremism, espionage, and clandestine foreign influence, emphasizing trust and empathy in developing national security policies to counter them.

Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada's National Security

By Stephanie Carvin

© 2021

In Stand on Guard, Stephanie Carvin sets out to explain the range of activities that are considered national security threats by Canadian security services today. As new forms of terrorism and extremism appear, especially online, we need a responsibly widened view of such threats and how they manifest in the contemporary world. Canadians should not be more fearful, Carvin explains, but a more sophisticated understanding among security services personnel and the general public is needed if we are to anticipate and ameliorate threats to national security.

As a former security analyst tasked with providing threat assessments to high levels of government, Carvin writes with both authority and urgency. Her book presents an "insider’s look" at the issues facing the Canadian security and intelligence community. Timely and accessible, Stand on Guard will be required reading for scholars, practitioners, and any Canadian concerned about national security in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • Series: Munk Series on Global Affairs
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Stephanie Carvinis an assistant professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    1. Violent Extremism – the Canadian Context

    2. Violent Extremist Threats in Canada Today

    3. Espionage

    4. The Economy and National Security

    5. Cyber Security

    6. Clandestine Foreign Influence

    7. Disinformation and Threats to Democratic Institutions

    Conclusion

    Appendix

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