Canadian Intelligence Eh! Episode 155: Terrorism in France with Alexandre Rodde
France has been somewhat of an outlier when it comes to terrorism in the last decade, especially when it comes to Islamist terrorism. There have been several mass casualty attacks and the country does not seem to think that right-wing terrorism is overtaking jihadi ideology when it comes to threat level. Borealis is joined by Alexandre Rodde, author of the recent book Le jihad en France: 2012-2022
About my guest
Alexandre is a security consultant specialised in terrorism and mass shootings. His work includes risk assessment, threat monitoring, and research on national security subjects. He works with the French National Police and the French National Gendarmerie to train their tactical units to respond to terrorist events and mass shootings scenarios.
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.