Foreign (Terrorist) Fighters with IS: A European Perspective

  title={Foreign (Terrorist) Fighters with IS: A European Perspective},
  author={Alex Schmid and Judith Tinnes},
This Research Paper by Dr. Alex P. Schmid opens with a brief exposition of the foreign (terrorist) fighter (FTF) phenomenon, concentrating on Salafist jihadists and their astonishing growth after the Caliphate was proclaimed in mid-2014. The author then discusses various definitions of FTFs. Subsequently, Dr. Schmid seeks to bring structure and order into the widely diverging estimates of the numbers of foreign fighters. He then identifies problems posed by foreign fighters for European… 
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