Defense Matters - Ep. 004: Dr. Kim Cragin on Foreign Fighters and Their Increasing Role in Global Conflicts
Release Date: 06/28/2017
Dr. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies is speaking on Foreign Fighters and Their Increasing Role in Global Conflicts. Dr. Cragin discusses where the majority of fighters are coming from, how they are traveling to conflict zones, the risks of foreign fighter returnees, and what role they play in conflicts around the world. She touches on the middle east primarily but discusses how ISIS and Al Qaeda have in the past and are currently still using foreign fighters to project their agenda around the globe.
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Links for Mentioned Publications:
A Strategy to Counter ISIL as a Transregional Threat
Measuring the Popular Resonance of Daesh's Propaganda
The November 2015 Paris Attacks: The Impact of Foreign Fighter Returnees
The Clash of Civilizations?
To Undermine ISIS, We Should Welcome Syrian Refugees
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