Canada and the Arab Islamists: Plus ça change

Published: October 03, 2014

by Alex Wilner –  Canada is a curious political animal. It is a stalwart democracy and a leading economic and energy powerhouse, a founding member of the UN, NATO and the G7/8, and a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations (i.e. the British Commonwealth) and its French counterpart, Organisation international de la Francophonie. It […]

Militant Islamist Groups in Central Asia and Their Foreign Contacts

Published: October 03, 2014

by Andrew McGregor –  Introduction; Modern Origins of Islamist Militancy in Central Asia The Islamist movement in Central Asia has its modern origins in the post-Soviet environment of Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley, a traditional cultural and economic meeting point now divided by the national borders of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. A growing youth population, high […]

Between ‘Engagement’ and a ‘Values-Led’ Approach: Britain and the Muslim Brotherhood from 9/11 to the Arab Spring

Published: October 03, 2014

By Martyn Frampton & Shiraz Maher –  Introduction David Cameron became the first Western leader to visit Egypt in the wake of Hosni Mubarak’s deposition in February 2011. On that occasion, while promising to help Egyptians create the “building blocks of democracy,” Cameron refused to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood. For this, he was censured […]