What We're Reading
June 2017 | World Refugee Day 2017

In honor of World Refugee Day 2017, the RESOLVE Network team’s “What We’re Reading” post for June features publications delving into the relationship between migration, refugees, and violent extremism.  The publications below explore the impact of violent extremism on migration, and vice versa, through analysis of dynamics within migrant communities and host communities; foreign fighter flows; and sources of resiliency within refugee populations.  Click the links below to view the documents.

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative
Various countries, especially in the Balkans and North Africa, now face the challenge of managing the return of their citizens who have fought in the Iraq and Syria conflicts. As of early...
Countering Radicalization in Refugee Camps: How Education an Help Defeat AQAP
Terrorist recruitment and radicalization in refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps is a subject that has historically been very difficult to research, both due to host govern...
Reintegration of Returning Foreign Fighters: What approach best suits Kosovo?
As in many other countries of the world, Kosovo is also challenged by the phenomenon of violent extremism. Special challenge poses the returning foreign fighters in Kosovo, as well as ind...
Reviewing the Evidence Base on Migration and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)
This paper examines the existing evidence base regarding violent extremism and radicalization as push factors for migration and displacement, with a particular emphasis on displacement an...
Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia
Growing numbers of Central Asian citizens, male and female, are travelling to the Middle East to fight or otherwise support the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL orISIS). Prompted in part ...
Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization and Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants
In the last 15 years, the threat of Muslim violent extremists emerging within Western countries has grown. Terrorist organizations based in the Middle East are recruiting Muslims in the U...
Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization: Lessons for the Middle East from Past Crises
As of June 2015, the four-year-old civil war in Syria had forced more than 4 million people to flee their homes for neighboring countries. The impact of this outflow on Lebanon, Jordan, a...
The Afghan Refugee Crisis in 2016
Hundreds of thousands of documented and undocumented refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2016, joining more than one million internally displaced within the country. International agencie...
REFUGE: Pathways of Youth Fleeing Extremism
The size of the world’s forcibly displaced population has doubled in less than 20 years. Statistics from UNHCR reveal forced displacement surpassed 65.3 million for the year ending Dece...
A Tale of Two Crises: Migration and Terrorism after the Paris Attacks
This paper argues that the figure of the migrant has come to be seen as a potential terrorist in the West, under the condition of a double, but completely opposed, set of crises internal ...
Links between Terrorism and Migration: An Exploration
This Research Paper explores and questions some assumed causal links between terrorism on the one hand and (forced and irregular) migration on the other. The paper delves into the role th...