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Title: Balkan foreign fighters: from Syria to Ukraine
Author: Beslin, Jelena
Ignjatijevic, Marija
Publisher: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2017
Series/Date: EUISS Brief No.20, June 2017
Source Origin: EU
Source Type: Blog/Journal/Series
Notes: Although the phenomenon of foreign fighters is certainly not new, recent developments in Syria and Iraq have put this issue back on the European Union’s security agenda.

The Western Balkan region is not an exception to this trend. Violent extremism in the region is generally perceived through the lens of Islamist radicalisation and foreign fighters who joined Daesh or Al-Nusra in Syria and Iraq. Other forms of extremism, such as right-wing nationalism, if acknowledged at all, are regarded as a secondary concern
Source URL: http://publications.europa.eu/s/c84V
Homepage URL: http://www.iss.europa.eu/
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Keywords: EUISS - Islamism and Islamic terrorism in the Balkans - Foreign fighters - Radicalisation - Islamisation
Subjects:  18.6.j - Balkan region / Black Sea region / S.E. Europe Region
Geographic Indicators:  Balkans
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