Radicalism of the Hopeless: Refugee Flows and Transnational Terrorism

  title={Radicalism of the Hopeless: Refugee Flows and Transnational Terrorism},
  author={D. Milton and M. Spencer and Michael G. Findley},
  journal={International Interactions},
  pages={621 - 645}
We examine whether refugee flows increase transnational terrorism in states to which refugees flee. Recent studies find that refugee flows contribute to the spread of interstate and civil war, but to a far lesser extent have studies examined how refugee flows could lead to other forms of political violence. We discuss two ways in which refugee flows can lead to transnational terrorism: how conditions in camps contribute to the radicalization of refugees; and how poorly host states treat… Expand
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