Thomas Renard

Returnees in the Maghreb: Comparing Policies on Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

Egmont Paper


This report focuses on three Middle East governments’ responses to the issue of returning foreign fighters in North Africa—Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt—in light of the unprecedented regional mobilization. Contributors were asked to look into domestic perceptions and debates related to the threat from returnees, and the specific policies developed to handle them. They were also asked to compare current perceptions and responses with previous jihadist mobilizations.