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The impact of jihadist foreign fighters on Indigenous secular-nationalist causes: contrasting Chechnya and Syria

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posted on 2024-06-13, 10:15 authored by B Rich, D Conduit
Jihadist foreign fighters have become common in civil conflicts in Muslim countries. While research exists on the impact they have upon returning home, less attention has been given to their influence on the opposition cause that they mobilize in support of. This article looks at the impact that jihadist foreign fighters on the Chechen and Syrian resistance causes, evaluating their influence on oppositional cohesion and ideology, domestic and international perceptions of the movements, and on governmental narratives regarding the conflicts the foreign fighters engage in. It is concluded that foreign fighters have overwhelmingly damaged the Chechen and Syrian opposition movements, making the likelihood of opposition success more remote.

History

Journal

Studies in conflict & terrorism

Volume

38

Pagination

113-131

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1057-610X

eISSN

1521-0731

Indigenous content

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Language

eng

Notes

peerreview_statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope. aims_and_scope_url: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=uter20

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor & Francis

Issue

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis