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What drives Europeans to Syria, and to IS? Insights from the Belgian case

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A year ago, IS (also known as Daesh) announced the establishment of a new ‘caliphate’. Egmont has the pleasure of presenting the updated edition of Rik Coolsaet’s Egmont Paper What drives Europeans tot Syria – and to IS ? (first published in March). It contains the latest official data on the development of the Belgian foreign fighters issue. Furthermore, the sections dealing with the conducive environment that propels so many Europeans to Syria, have been expanded, since the way this is framed, profoundly shapes policy and media reactions.  View the updated PDF-version.

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