Like most nations, Morocco has not been immune from Islamist terrorism. In May 2003 suicide bombers in Casablanca killed dozens, and in latter years Moroccan security services have foiled many other attempts, some with the help of their Spanish partners. The unresolved situation in the Western Sahara is also complicating things. Borealis chats with Dr. El Yasmine Hasnaoui of the American University in Kuwait on these issues.
About my guest
Dr.Yasmine Hasnaoui is a specialist on North Africa Affairs and Conflict Resolution. She is Professor of Humanities and Political Science at the American International University in Kuwait. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a research on ” Algeria Foreign Policy Role in the Sahara Dispute ” from Mohammed V University, Rabat.
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.