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. In addition to being an associate fellow with Chatham House, 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 the author of Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response (CRC Press 2015), which he wrote as a visiting scholar at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS). He is a frequent contributor to World Politics Review, IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review, and the international media. He previously worked at Chatham House, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the French Ministry of Defence.


  • 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 


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)
  • 'US Drug Policy: Clinton vs Trump', Global Drug Policy Observatory, October 2016
  • 'Together Apart: Brexit tests European security cooperation', Jane’s Intelligence Review, July 2016 – with Brooks Tigner
  • 'Sneaking a Smoke: Paraguay’s Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America’s Black Market', Foreign Affairs, February 2016 – with Natalia Carrillo Botero
  • Counter-terrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2015
  • 'Demystifying "Narcoterrorism"', Global Drug Policy Observatory, May 2015