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Противодействие на чуждестранни пътуващи бойци
Countering foreign traveling fighters

Author(s): Rusi Vladimirov Yanev
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Висше училище по сигурност и икономика (ВУСИ)
Keywords: foreign traveling fighters; radicalization; stages of radicalization; extremism; organized crime; terrorism
Summary/Abstract: The emergence and development of the processes of radicalization, extremism and terrorism of representatives of different social groups are often associated with ethno-religious conflicts. Limiting and overcoming conflicts of this nature are primarily aimed at neutralizing foreign traveling fighters, as part of terrorist organizations. In order to counter them successfully, the competent human rights bodies, together with the general public, organize and conduct events to study the structure and composition of the fighters, their motivation to plan and carry out terrorist acts. The report identifies and partially explains the concept of „foreign traveling fighters“, examples of their detection and neutralization, and elements of the general model for countering them.