The Foreign Fighter Project

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UPDATED OBSERVATION SET AND TYPOLOGY,
DATA COVERING 1815-2015
24 NEW HISTORICAL AND RECENT CASES ADDED 

Foreign Fighter Data -2016 Version
Foreign Fighter Typology - 2016 Version

(David Malet, The Foreign Fighter Project, 2007)

Foreign fighters appeared in at least 26% of civil wars over the past 200 years. There is much that we can learn from the past
to apply to the problems of today and tomorrow.





Available from Oxford University Press
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Presentations


October 2014 interview on All Things Considered
National Public Radio
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Presentation at The Foreign Fighter Problem conference
Foreign Policy Research Institute
National Press Club, Washington DC

July 14,  2009
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Selected Articles

"Why Foreign Fighters?
Historical Perspectives and Solutions"
Orbis Journal of Foreign Affairs, 2009

"Foreign Fighter Mobilization and
Persistence in a Global Context"
Terrorism and Political Violence, 2015

"Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Indefinite Threat?" Terrorism and Political Violence, 2018

Photograph 6, Annex 10 of Fascist Spanish government report "The Red Domination in Spain" (1946) It originally appeared in the 16 October 1938 edition of "Cronica."