Africa has long been beset by jihadi movements – in Somalia, Nigeria, and the Sahel. These countries have collectively suffered thousands of casualties and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Now it appears that there is a new wave of Islamist terrorism threatening West Africa – Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and even Ghana. Borealis talks to Jessica Moody, a peacebuilding and political risk consultant who focuses on West Africa.
About my guest
Jessica Moody is a peacebuilding and political risk consultant focusing on West Africa. She has a doctorte in post-conflict peacebuilding in Cote d’Ivoire from the War Studies department at King’s College London.
Canadian Intelligence Eh
In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
About Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present.