The Balkans and Syria’s Civil War: Realities and Challenges

@article{Gutaj2014TheBA,
  title={The Balkans and Syria’s Civil War: Realities and Challenges},
  author={Ma. Perparim Gutaj},
  journal={ILIRIA International Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={357-380}
}
The prime objective of this research paper is to look at the realities and challenges confronting the Balkan states and societies in light of Syria’s civil war. By examining the mobilization process of Balkan militants who are joining Syria’s rebel cause, especially the Islamic radical groups linked to al-Qaeda, this paper proposes a model that explains why and how Balkan militants are joining the fight in Syria. Drawing upon reliable media reports, personal observations, academic accounts, and… Expand
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