Foreign Fighters in Syria: A Threat at Home and Abroad?
Richard Barrett CMG OBE, Senior Vice President for Special Projects, The Soufan Group; Coordinator of the Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations (2004-12)
Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Outreach, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, King's College London
Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Reseach Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Chair: Clarissa Ward, Foreign Correspondent, CBS News
The level of foreign fighters flowing into Syria has become a major concern for the international community. The expert panel will consider the motivations and aims of foreigners travelling to fight in the Syrian conflict and the security implications that this poses to the region. They will also consider the potential threat of 'radicalized' foreign fighters returning to their home countries, and how this could be countered.
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