Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Exporting Jihad: Fighters from the North Caucasus and Central Asia and the Syrian Civil War

23 September 2015 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Nikolay Kozhanov, Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Edward Lemon, PhD Candidate, University of Exeter
Joanna Paraszczuk, Journalist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Jean-Francois Ratelle, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Mark Youngman, PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews
Murad Batal Shishani, Correspondent, BBC



This event will analyse the role of foreign fighters from the North Caucasus and Central Asia in the Syrian civil war. It will also address recent developments in the North Caucasus insurgency and its links to the global jihad, including ideological and logistical issues and the impact of returnees. The speakers will offer brief initial remarks, followed by questions and discussion.

This event is held in partnership with the University of Birmingham. Attendance is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.