Insight Intelligence

Jessica Davis
All things global security, terrorism, espionage and illicit financing - we offer news and analysis you won't find anywhere else!
Created 05 Apr 2021
  • Canadian Extremism Financing: A Case Study
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Back in June 2021, Canada Anti Hate Network published the results of their investigation into Canadian white supremacist Tyler L. Russell. You should read their investigation, but in brief, Russell ad...
  • Policing Canada's Financial Sector
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    On 12 November 2021, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada’s federal police force, charged Nishanthan Gunapalan with 4 counts of knowingly providing false or misleading information. These charges ...
  • Women in Terrorism News Roundup
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here’s the women in terrorism news roundup for November 2021. I hope you find this useful. I think it’s important to highlight the various activities of women involved in terrorist activity, as our pr...
  • Seizing Cryptocurrency
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    There is little doubt that criminals (and to a lesser extent, terrorists) are increasingly turning to cryptocurrencies to launder their funds, receive ransom payments, store their profits, and general...
  • Insight Intelligence Updates
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    This week’s update is delayed for the Canadian Remembrance Day holiday - I hope you all had a chance for quiet contemplation. Before I launch into the Insight updates, I want to extend a special welco...
  • IMVE financing: Extreme right, Incels, and more
    09 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Last week, I was asked to speak to the ACAMS Canada conference on ideologically-motivated violent extremist financing. I based my comments on some of my prior analysis, including on Atomwaffen Divisio...
  • Surveillance, intelligence, and ethics in a COVID-19 World
    04 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    This week, National Security Intelligence and Ethics was released. As part of the Studies in Intelligence series, this edited volume (from Seumas Miller, Mitt Regan, and Patrick F. Walsh) looks at the...
  • Muddy waters: countering the financing of terrorist and extremist propaganda
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to November! This month we’re kicking off with a topic I’ve been grappling with for some time - financing and propaganda. I write about how terrorists use propaganda in my new book, Illicit Mo...
  • Terrorist Financing News Roundup - Part 2
    28 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to the second part of the October 2021 edition of the Terrorist Financing News Roundup, and a special welcome to the over 100 new subscribers who have joined our community since the beginning ...
  • Parliament Hill Terrorist Attack: What Role for Financial Intelligence?
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’m writing this newsletter on the 7th anniversary of the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and a day after the anniversary of the death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. October 2014 was a trying t...
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