Canada’s spy agency sees the “insider threat” as a rising security risk for Canadians at home and abroad, according to a secret document obtained by CBC News.
Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdul Malek Sallal said Islamist militants who attacked an Algerian gas plant last week included at least one Canadian — and a threat assessment report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Agency points to an upward trend of domestic Islamist extremism.
“Small groups (of) Canadians will continue to be inspired by the narrative and seek to engage in extremist activities both at home and abroad,” reads The Threat Environment to 2025 report obtained by Power & Politics under the Access to Information Act.
The assessment outlines global and domestic threats — and what is driving those trends, from energy and Arctic resources to geopolitical conflicts and the pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The report notes that CSIS has a number of key regional conflicts and failing states it’s keeping an eye on, including North and Western Africa where places like Mali and Algeria have been in the spotlight
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