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Foreign Fighter Integration and Its Consequences For International Security: An Examination of Foreign Fighters in the Soviet-Afghan and Afghan Civil Wars

Mathieson, Nicola


The Soviet-Afghan and Afghan Civil Wars (1979-1992) mark a critical juncture in the global jihadist movement. Some of the most recognisable figures within the jihadist movement had their first experience of conflict in Afghanistan during this period. The resulting constellation of armed groups--referred to as the Afghan Network--has been responsible for the most well-known acts of terrorist and civil war violence since the 1990s and continues today with its members still holding senior...[Show more]

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Date published: 2023
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/FD3E-YG61


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