Associate Fellow, International Security (based in Toronto)
Benoit Gomis

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Benoît Gomis is an international security analyst focusing on terrorism and organized crime.

He is a research associate at Simon Fraser University, where he currently focuses on the illicit tobacco trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and an independent consultant.

He is a frequent contributor to World Politics Review, IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review, and the international media.

He previously worked at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the French Ministry of Defence.

Areas of expertise

  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Organized crime, including the drug trade and the illicit tobacco trade
  • Drug policy
  • Franco-British defence and security relations
  • NATO and European defence 

Past experience

2014-presentInternational security consultant
2014-15; 2017 - presentResearch Associate, Simon Fraser University
2014Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University, Victoria
2014Visiting Scholar, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)
2010-13Research Analyst, International Security, Chatham House
2012NATO Working Group member, Young Atlanticist Program, Atlantic Council of the United States
2010Research Assistant, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2009Chargé d’études, French Ministry of Defence (Strategic Directorate)