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

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University of Toronto Press, May 7, 2021 - 424 pages

In Stand on Guard, Stephanie Carvin sets out to explain the range of activities 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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Contents

Introduction
3
The Canadian Context
17
2 Violent Extremist Threats in Canada Today
55
3 Espionage
87
4 The Economy and National Security
115
5 Cybersecurity
147
6 Clandestine Foreign Influence
183
7 Disinformation and Threats to Democratic Institutions
221
Conclusion
261
The Canadian National Security and Intelligence Community
281
Notes
289
Select Bibliography
375
Index
385
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About the author (2021)

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

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