Foreign Fighters: Coping with Returnees - Amarasingam

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Amarnath Amarasingam, Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, discusses the different types of foreign fighter returnees and what should be done when they come home. Dr. Amarasingam argues that not all foreign fighters return back to carry out attacks and that governments should be aware that their citizens may come back from the Islamic State and other battlegrounds for a number of reasons. Understanding their experience overseas and reasons for returning are crucial to dealing with and possibly reintegrating these individuals or even entire families.