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Returning Islamist Foreign Fighters

Threats and Challenges to the West

Authors: Pokalova, Elena

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  • Provides the first in-depth examination of foreign fighter returnees and the challenges they pose for their home countries
  • Offers a unique review of the multiple waves of Islamist foreign fighters, not just one particular conflict
  • Examines novel issues that are developing with Islamist terrorist groups, including the role of women and children
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About this book

This book examines the challenges foreign fighter returnees from Syria and Iraq pose to Western countries. A number of returnees have demonstrated that they are willing to use violence against their home countries, and some have already staged terrorist attacks on Western soil on apparent orders from ISIS. Through the historical context of previous waves of mobilizations of Islamist foreign fighters, the author tracks the experiences of returnees from previous conflicts and discusses the major security challenges associated with them. The book analyzes the major approaches implemented by Western countries in response to foreign fighter returnees, discusses the prosecution of returnees, and evaluates the corresponding challenges of prison radicalization.

About the authors

Elena Pokalova is Associate Professor of Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, USA. Her research areas include terrorism, radicalization, countering violent extremism, ethnic conflict, and the Caucasus. 

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“Pokalova’s book is an important quest to understand a form of terrorism that still poses perils to the West and should not be taken lightly.” (C. C. Lovett, Choice, Vol. 58 (1), September, 2020)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook ¥6,863
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31478-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover ¥8,579
price for Japan (gross)
Softcover ¥8,579
price for Japan (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Returning Islamist Foreign Fighters
Book Subtitle
Threats and Challenges to the West
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31478-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31478-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31477-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-31480-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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