Foreign fighters

TSAS WP16-14: Talking to Foreign Fighters: Socio-Economic Push versus Existential Pull Factors

Year: 2016
Description:

The research acquired primary data through interviews with foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the families and friends of such fighters, and other online supporters of jihadism, to better understand – …

Narratives and Counternarratives: Somali-Canadians on Recruitment as Foreign Fighters to Al-Shabaab

Author(s): Joosse– Paul
Year: 2015

Canadian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

Geography: Canada
Year: 2015

TSAS WP14-12: Perceptions of Muslim Faith, Ethno-Cultural Community-based and Student Organizations in Countering Domestic Terrorism in Canada

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

What are the perceptions of Muslim community based organizations and university student organization leaders on domestic terrorism and counter-terrorism in Canada and what are their suggestions to prevent radicalization and – …

TSAS WP14-06: (Mis)Understanding Muslim Converts in Canada: A Critical Discussion of Muslim Converts in the Contexts of Security and Society

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This research seeks to understand the causes and processes of Islamic conversion in Canada through this initial study of Islamic conversion in Ontario. It attempts to contextualize Islamic conversion within – …

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 – …

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 – …

Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for Counter-Terrorism Policy

Year: 2014
Description:

The portrayal of a terrorist as a foreigner from a disadvantaged marginalized country, striking at the Western values from abroad, is slowly fading with the latest increase in Canadian, American – …

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists’ Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting

Year: 2013
Description:

This article studies variation in conflict theater choice by Western jihadists in an effort to understand their motivations. Some militants attack at home, whereas others join insurgencies abroad, but few – …