EU’s Response to Foreign Fighters: New Threat, Old Challenges?

  title={EU’s Response to Foreign Fighters: New Threat, Old Challenges?},
  author={Oldřich Bure{\vs}},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={789 - 806}
  • Oldřich Bureš
  • Published 8 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
ABSTRACT The conflicts in Syria and Iraq have put foreign fighters—individuals travelling from other countries to engage in these conflicts—high on the security agenda at both the national and EU level. Drawing on theoretical arguments previously advanced to explain the haphazard evolution of the EU’s counterterrorism efforts after September 11, 2011, this articles discusses the emergence and persistence of key challenges that have hampered the EU response to security threats posed by 5,000… 
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