Episode 166 – What is driving the rise in Islamist terrorism in Africa?
Jihadi terrorism has long been associated with the Middle East/West Asia (i.e. Afghanistan). Yet of late Africa is coming to the fore so much that the UN has been saying that Islamist terrorism is ‘intensifying’ across the continent. How did this develop? A conversation with Africa terrorism specialist Caleb Weiss.
About my guest
Caleb Weiss is a senior analyst at the Bridegeway Foundation as well as a research analyst for the Long War Journal. He focuses on Islamist terrorist groups in Africa.
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 forthcoming second edition of The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present, to be published by Double Dagger in February 2023.