Coordinator: Professor Jeremy (Jez) Littlewood

Associated Faculty: Alex Wilner and Stephanie Carvin

Fellow(s): BGen (ret) Dr. Jim Cox and Dr. Alan Barnes

Current PhD Students:

  • Nicole Tishler
  • Michael Shkolnik

Research Projects:

  1. Canada Among Nations 2016: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada. Editor with Lorne Dawson (Waterloo) and Sara Thompson (Ryerson). Completion date in Fall 2016.
  2. Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) and Canadian network for research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) Collaborative research on countering extremist violence. The Future of Terrorism (2015-25) Project complete March 2017. Currently writing up reports on CBRN terrorism, terrorism and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and terrorist use of the internet. Additional project of the fifth wave of terrorism
  3. Scientific and technological developments and the implications for biological weapons. Project ends September 2016. Book chapters for Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) edited collection.
  4. The future of biological disarmament. Project on-going related to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
  5. Intelligence liaison and cooperation in North America. Project complete end 2016. Contribution to The Political Management of Network-Driven Policy Coordination: Lessons from North America and Europe at Dalhousie University with Brian Bow
  6. Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) – Alan Barnes PI.

Articles and Publications: 

  • The futures of terrorism: Technology and terrorism in three areas: chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (cbrn), umanned aerial vehicles (uavs), and terrorist use of the internet; and the fifth wave of terrorism’ Final Report to the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) under the award from the DRDC-CSSP project Collaborative research on countering extremist violence (March 31, 2016)
  • ‘The BTWC: Structure and Development’ in Simon Whitby, Tatyana Novossiolova, Gerald Walther, Malcolm Dando (eds) Preventing Biological Threats: What You Can Do (Bradford, UK; University of Bradford. 2015) http://www.brad.ac.uk/social-sciences/peace-studies/research/publications-and-projects/guide-to-biological-security-issues/Guide_final.pdf
  • ‘The Biological Weapons Convention’ in Guy Olivier Faure (Editor) Unfinished Business: Why International Negotiations Fail (Athens & London: University of Georgia Press, 2012) pp.107-129
  • ‘Intelligence and Counterterrorism for Canadian National Security’ On Track Magazine 20:2 (Autumn) 2015 pp.20-22
  • Littlewood, Jez, Dane Rowlands, and Joshua Kilberg. “CBRN Terrorism: Assessing the Threat of CBRN Terrorism by Groups and Individuals in Canada and Worldwide.” Kanishka Project Contribution Program – submitted to KPCP on August 31, 2012.
  • Littlewood, Jez. “Accountability of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Community post-9/11: Still a Long and Winding Road?” In Democratic Oversight of Intelligence Services and its Challenges, ed. Daniel Baldino, 83-107. Sydney, Australia: Federation Press, 2010.
  • Littlewood, Jez. “Dealing with Terrorism: A Complex Challenge.” Frontline Security 4, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 43-46.
  • Littlewood, Jez, and Darryl Howlett. “Future Terrorist Weapons.” In Topics in Terrorism: Towards a Transatlantic Consensus on the Nature of the Threat, eds. Jason S. Purcell and Joshua D. Weintraub, 39-54. Washington, DC: Atlantic Council of the United States and NATO, July 2005.
  • Mandel, D. R., and Barnes, A. (2014). Accuracy of Forecasts in Strategic Intelligence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 111, no. 30, 29 July 2014
  • Barnes, A. (2016). Making Intelligence Analysis More Intelligent: Using Numeric Probabilities. Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 31, no. 3, April 2016, pp. 327-344.

CSIS 2018 Outlook

Perspectives sécuritaires 2018