Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Jacob Zenn – Whither the jihad in Nigeria?

Islamist terrorism in Nigeria just goes on and on and on with no end in sight. Borealis talks to Jacob Zenn about just what is happening there

Buzzsprout Canadian Intelligence Eh! Episode 137 – Islamist terrorism in Nigeria

Not many people seem to pay a lot of attention to Nigeria in West Africa, although that country is the 6th largest by population in the world and a major oil producer to boot.  It is also home to one of the longest running jihadi campaigns on the planet and has produced two major violent extremist groups: Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

About my guest

Jacob Zenn is an adjunct associate professor on African Armed Movements and Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics at the Georgetown University Security Studies Program and and editor and fellow on African and Eurasian Affairs for The Jamestown Foundation in Washington DC. His latest book is Unmasking Boko Haram: Exploring Global Jihad in Nigeria which was published in April 2020 by Lynne Rienner.

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, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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