The Islamic State's foreign fighters are leaving Iraq and Syria, but they're not always going home. Some states are deporting them, and then they disappear.
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Returning foreign fighters will return to the criminal networks they knew before going to Iraq and Syria. That's where European authorities should be looking for them.
We should prepare for an increase in violence from individuals who might have traveled abroad to fight on behalf of the Islamic State but who ultimately remain in their home countries.
The good news is that the Islamic State is on the ropes. But too often, U.S. tactical success in the Middle East precedes strategic failures. The United States and its partners must prepare now to exploit the very real gains they are making.
Marc Hecker explains the need for a unified European response to the terrorism threat facing the continent.
Thomas Juneau examines the threat the Islamic State poses to Canada and argues that Canadian participation in coalition airstrikes is critical to the campaign's ultimate success.
Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes come on the show to talk about their new report ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa.
Charles Lister comes back on the show for an in-depth discussion on jihadism in Syria. Some of the topics covered include:
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"And indeed whosoever takes revenge after he has suffered wrong, for such there is no way of blame against them". (Surah Al Shura)
This episode of the Jihadology Podcast features an interview with Erin Saltman on the report she co-authored with Melanie Smith, “‘Till Martyrdom Do Us Part’: Gender and the ISIS Phenomenon” (PDF). The conversation covered a variety of topics related to female participation in jihadism including: