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Handling Foreign Fighters

Vera Mironova

in From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190939755
eISBN:
9780190939793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939755.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

There are several major benefits foreign fighters, and only foreign fighters, can offer armed groups. They have knowledge and experience that the local population does not have and have connections ... More


Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

David Malet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What messages do insurgencies use to recruit foreign fighters? As recent events from Afghanistan and Iraq to Yemen and Somalia demonstrate, foreign fighters represent a significant concern in ... More


A History of Foreign Fighters

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents an overview of foreign fighters over the past 1,000 years and offers an original dataset detailing their presence in modern civil wars since 1816. Transnational non-state ... More


Help from Abroad

Vera Mironova

in From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190939755
eISBN:
9780190939793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939755.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter covers the involvement in the Syrian civil war by foreigners, some of whom went to Syria and took up arms and others who stayed home and supported the group by other means. For ... More


Foreign Fighter Influence in Al-Shabaab: Limitations and Future Prospects

Tricia Bacon and Daisy Muibu

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0037
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines foreign fighter influence in Al-Shabaab. The role and influence of foreign fighters in Al-Shabaab have varied over time. In the early years, there were numerous reports ... More


Why Foreign Fighters?

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the scope of the book, presenting foreign fighters from each of the different historical conflicts covered in the subsequent case studies, and establishing the impact that ... More


Constructing the ‘migrant’ other: globalisation, securitisation and control

Christopher Baker-Beall

in The European Union's fight against terrorism: Discourse, Policies, Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091063
eISBN:
9781526115294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091063.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Four explores the strand of the ‘fight against terrorism’ discourse that constructs the ‘openness’ of EU society as ‘vulnerable’ to the threat of terrorism. This chapter focuses on how the ... More


The Challenge of ‘Foreign Fighters’ to the Liberal International Legal Order

Sandra Krähenmann

in How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849667
eISBN:
9780191883941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849667.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter proposes an analysis of Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014) as an illustration of how states used the institutional structure set up by the liberal international legal order in order ... More


Hard Choices

James W. Pardew

in Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174358
eISBN:
9780813174587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174358.003.0018
Subject:
History, Political History

Federation authorities in Bosnia drag their feet on two conditions to start the T&E Program. The Muslim government in Sarajevo stalls in the removal of extremist influence and foreign fighters from ... More


Introduction: Mercenary, Contractor, Volunteer, Slave

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the mercenary, who is described as a foreign fighter. It presents an alternative central point for Atlantic studies on the mercenary and defines mercenary action. ... More


Transnational Terrorism

Alex S. Wilner

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Transnational terrorism, an enduring phenomenon that became a hallmark of the post-cold-war era, continues to evolve. This chapter explores several emerging trends in Islamist terrorism that are ... More


The First Expansive Phase, 2005–06: In the Shadow of the Courts

Stig Jarle Hansen

in Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327874
eISBN:
9780199388103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The rise of the Sharia courts of Mogadishu was essential for the growth of Al-Shabaab, as it led to Al-Shabaab’s consolidation and also changed the balance of power within the organisation. This ... More


Scope and Modus Operandi

Petter Nesser

in Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264024
eISBN:
9780190638566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The chapter provides an overview of trends in the scope and modus operandi of jihadi terrorism in Europe since 1994, and a tentative discussion of why they change. It maps variation in the occurrence ... More


Travelling for an Idea: The Appeal of Al-Shabaab to Diaspora in the West

Johusa Meservey

in War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190947910
eISBN:
9780190055929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947910.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers Al-Shabaab's Western foreign fighters. Members of the Somali diaspora in the West were the major source of Al-Shabaab's Western foreign fighters. Previously, a considerable ... More


The Maneuver Company in Afghanistan: Establishing Counterinsurgency Priorities at the District Level

Michael R. Fenzel

in Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785952
eISBN:
9780804789219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785952.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Historically, the rural population in modern Afghanistan has rejected large scale reforms attempted by a central government. Taliban, al-Qaeda, and other foreign fighters use the rural border region ... More


The Benefits of Centralizing

Max Abrahms

in Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198811558
eISBN:
9780191848438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811558.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The main argument in this book is that moderation pays for militant groups. The first part of the book revealed Rule #1 for the leaders—the folly of attacking civilians. The second part of the book ... More


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