Middle East and North Africa

TSAS WP17-06: ‘From nascent insurrections to full-blown insurgencies: Why some militant groups engage in sustained armed conflicts, a quantitative approach’

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2017
Description:

There is a growing threat from terrorism and insurgencies worldwide in recent years. It is puzzling why some initially weak militant groups, who face immense difficulties in garnering material resources – …

Iraq versus lack of integration: understanding the motivations of contemporary Islamist terrorists in Western countries

Author(s): Mullins-- Sam
Geography: Iraq
Year: 2012
Description:

Abstract: Despite being nearly 10 years into the ‘Global War on Terror’ there is still confusion as to what motivates the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, particularly those in the West. – …

All Jihad is Local: What ISIS’ Files Tell Us About Its Fighters

Geography: Iraq, Syria
Year: 2016

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Year: 2014
Description:

The monthly tally of civilian casualties in Afghanistan traces the war’s grim trajectory. Thousands of Afghan bystanders are killed and maimed each year in clashes between insurgents and the coalition – …

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the definition of ‘terrorism’

Year: 2012
Subjects: Terrorism

Hajj 2015: the precarious balance between pilgrimage and consumerism

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Year: 2015
Subjects: Migration

Hezbollah’s Global Tentacles: The Party of God’s Convergence with Transnational Organized Crime

Year: 2016

Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances

Author(s): Karagiannis– M
Year: 2016

TSAS WP16-11: Jihad in the Jazeera: Explaining The Islamic State’s Growing Insurgent Threat in Egypt

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Egypt
Year: 2016
Description:

Why did Wilayat Sinai – The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula – evolve to become an unprecedented challenge to the Egyptian state?

TSAS WP16-08: Analyzing the formal and informal roles of women in security and justice in Yemen: Reflections for future considerations

Author(s): Cook-- Joana
Geography: Yemen
Year: 2016
Description:

This paper is part of a larger project which examines the roles and agency of women in counterterrorism practices. This paper specifically asks: what formal and informal roles have women – …

‘Car Bombing “With Due Respect”: The Niger Delta Insurgency and the Idea of MEND’

Year: 2013

Redefining Security in the Middle East

Year: 2002
Description:

This book addresses the need to redefine security in the Middle East. The contributors to the volume come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but have a common interest in – …

Women in Zones of Conflict: Power and Resistance in Israel

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2005
Description:

Tami Amanda Jacoby investigates the constraints and opportunities for women’s civic engagements in zones of conflict through a case study of three women’s political movements in Israel: Women in Green, – …

Bridging the Barrier: Israeli Unilateral Disengagement

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2007
Description:

The construction of the barrier separating Israel from the West Bank has become the site of one of the most heated controversies the world over, the source of virulent propaganda, – …

Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Geography: Egypt, Israel, Turkey
Year: 2013
Description:

What implications do the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010–2011 hold for Israel’s foreign relations with the two most strategically prominent states in the region, Egypt and Turkey? The – …

The Harper Governments’ Messaging in the build up to the Libyan Intervention; Was Canada different than its NATO Allies

Geography: Canada, Libya
Year: 2014

Iraq is Collapsing: It’s Time to Reshape the Middle East Map

Author(s): Mitchell– MR
Year: 2015

« La stratégie Af-Pak : une guerre contre quels Talibans?

Publisher: PUQ
Year: 2013

Defining and Understanding the Jihadi-Salafi Movement: A Review Article

Author(s): Karagiannis– M
Year: 2014

Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond

Year: 2014

Sectarianism and the Arab Spring: Framing the popular protests in Bahrain

Author(s): Al-Rawi– Ahmed
Year: 2015

Networks as Strategic Repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 1977

Framing the Online Women’s Movements in the Arab world

Author(s): Al-Rawi– Ahmed
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015

Cyber Warriors in the Middle East: The Case of the Syrian Electronic Army

Author(s): Al-Rawi-- Ahmed
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2013
Description:

This paper investigates the online hacking group, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), and examines its goals. (Source: Publication).

Halting al Qaeda’s African Rebound: Why Supporting the Arab Spring and Exploiting bin Laden’s Death will keep Canadians Safer

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

Little doubt exists that al Qaeda currently faces two unprecedented challenges: the “Arab Spring” sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Growing Threat of European Fighters in Syria Highlights Need for EU Cooperation

Author(s): Gomis-- Benoît
Year: 2014
Description:

Almost all European Union member states have seen some of their young citizens, often Muslims between the ages of 18-29, leave their countries to join the jihad against the Assad – …

Canada and the Arab Islamists: Plus ça change …

Author(s): Wilner– Alex
Year: 2013

Geopolitics Drive Russia’s Continuing Support for Syria’s Assad

Year: 2012
Description:

Over the last year, Russia has positioned itself as a key player in the Syrian crisis, offering strong diplomatic and material support to the discredited Al-Assad regime. How to explain – …

Foreign Fighters in Syria

Author(s): Richard Barrett
Publisher: Soufan Group
Year: 2014
Description:

Over 12,000 fighters from at least 81 countries have joined the civil war in Syria, and the numbers continue to grow. Around 2,500 are from Western countries, including most members – …

A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists

Author(s): Seth G. Jones
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa’ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, a subject of intense debate in the West. Based on an analysis of thousands of primary – …

Towards the Dignity of Difference? Neither ‘End of History’ nor ‘Clash of Civilizations’

Publisher: Ashgate
Year: 2012

Love, Hate and Propoganda: War on Terror, Part 2

Publisher: CBC Television
Year: 2013

Love, Hate and Propoganda: War on Terror, Part 1

Publisher: CBC Television
Year: 2013

Opportunity Costs or Costly Opportunities? The Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda’s African Affiliates

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

There is little doubt that Al-Qaeda faces twin challenges in the “Arab Spring” sweeping North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) and in the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Collective and State Violence in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Limits of Classical Rational-Choice Theory

Author(s): Brym– Robert
Publisher: Wiley Online
Year: 2012

TSAS WP13-04: Les théories des mouvements sociaux et la dialectique des niveaux: un cadre d’analyse pour l’étude des évolutions d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique.

Author(s): Bencherif-- Adib
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2013
Description:

Le développement d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI) dans l’espace sahélo-saharien est-il le résultat de choix stratégiques du groupe en réponse à des contraintes et opportunités environnementales ou le fruit de – …