ICCT’s Key Publications on Foreign Fighters
The issue of Foreign Fighters has received widespread media attention. But what are the key dilemmas behind repatriation and prosecution — and how can we solve them? Have a look at some of our key research on this important issue:
1️⃣ Who are the people who left for Syria and Iraq as Foreign Fighters — and why? Read this comparative analysis by Lorne Dawson for an analysis of key explanations proposed in prior research and their limitations.
2️⃣ The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Shamima Begum is not allowed to re-enter the UK for her trial. What preceded this decision? This perspective discusses the importance of her case regarding the national security and the rule of law dilemma.
4️⃣ The current threat posed by Western Foreign Fighters is not the first in history. What happened with the Foreign Fighters who went to Afghanistan, Bosnia and Somalia and what can we learn from this?
5️⃣ What policy options are there for dealing with Foreign Fighters in the EU? Our 2016 paper and executive summary analyses how the EU assesses the threat of Foreign Fighters, and crucial gaps which exist in policy.