Tunisian Foreign Fighters

Aaron Zelin comes back on the show to discuss Tunisian foreign fighters going to Iraq and Syria, and how Tunisia is handling security issues. Topics we covered include:

  • Radicalization of jihadists in prison
  • How the democratic transition enabled free movement
  • Tunisian government’s evolution in dealing with jihadis
  • Instability on Tunisia’s borders
  • Potential for regular jihadi attacks to become the new normal
  • International support for civil society and security efforts


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