Islamist Movements in the Wider Middle East
David Gardner, Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor, Financial Times; author, Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance
Chair: Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will discuss the influential role of Islamist movements in the wider Middle East. He will argue for a strategy of increased engagement - that Islamist groups cannot be shut out and therefore need to be made part of the solution, in ways that build institutions, spread the rule of law and strengthen representative government.