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Balkan Foreign Fighters


The article focuses on the issue of foreign fighters from the Balkan peninsula, and examines the measures that have been taken by governments in the region to combat it. The author asserts that the first ISIS losses and the thinning of the first wave of enthusiastic recruits accompanied with the first disillusioned returnees and changes in public policies and in public discourse (political narrative and narrative of Islamic communities, mass media) caused the unprecedented decline in the number of new recruits.

Věra Stojarová, PhD., graduated at Palacký University (2002) and Masaryk University (2006). Currently, she works as a researcher at the Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University focusing on the security of the Western Balkans. She is the author of several monographs and expert articles focusing on extremism and radicalism in the area of the Western Balkans.

Country: Czech Republic


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