Edited by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Senator Linda Frum
Canada is part of a community of nations that has opposed violent Islamist movements, and terrorism more generally, since the 9/11 attacks. While al Qaeda has experienced considerable losses, particularly since the death of its leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011, the organization has also found success in such places as Yemen and North Africa. Moreover, several global trends—austerity, resource scarcity, and the technological empowerment of non-state actors—promise to make the problem of non-state violence a growing rather than declining problem over the next decade. Canada will not be immune.
This volume examines the problem set of terrorism in Canada. It traces the history of this phenomenon, examines specific issues (the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Shabaab recruitment among Canadian Somalis, Hizballah’s support network, and Iran’s presence), and identifies the tools that Canada can employ to address these threats.
Expert contributors include Brian Michael Jenkins, Matthew Levitt, Michael Petrou, Ron Crelinsten, Jonathan Kay, Farah Aw-Osman, James Bissett, Angela Gendron, Michael King, Ali Mohamed, D. Elaine Pressman, Sheryl Saperia, and John Thompson.
DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-ROSS is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and a Lecturer in World Politics at the Catholic University of America. He is the author or volume editor of eleven books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy (Wiley, 2011). Gartenstein-Ross is a Ph.D. candidate in world politics at the Catholic University of America, where he received a M.A. in the same subject. He also holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
THE HONOURABLE LINDA FRUM was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009 to represent the Province of Ontario. She is a member of the Legal and Constitutional Committee and the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism. Frum is a past contributing editor to Maclean’s, a former columnist for the National Post, and the author of two bestselling Canadian books. A graduate of McGill University, she received an honorary degree from Yeshiva University in 2010.