After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report II

After Islamic State Report II

This workshop report is the second in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State.

CREST has led a series of ‘After Islamic State’ workshops to address the potential implications of the demise of Islamic States’ territory in Syria and Iraq. Convened by CREST Researcher, Dr Cerwyn Moore, these workshops brought together scholars and practitioners from around the globe.

As a result of these in-depth discussions, we’ve created a series of reports which summarise each of the workshops.

This report is the second in the series, After Islamic State: Understanding the End of the Caliphate, and is available to read, download and share here.

It covers key questions concerning Russia and Yemen and highlights foreign fighters and what drives decisions to remain and fight, or leave for home. It also includes a discussion on how non-violent religious communities in Yemen and the North Caucasus responded to the emergence of IS and what the repercussions are for these populations.

The focus of this report is split into the following sections:

  • Foreign Fighters – Cerwyn Moore
  • Russia – Mark Youngman
  • Yemen – Elisabeth Kendall
  • Comments from a roundtable discussion

Additionally, the question and answer section at the end of each section gives further detail into the issues surrounding these topics.

Some of these topics were also covered in CREST Security Review Issue 4 – ‘After Islamic State’, which is available to read, download and share here.

This is the second report in the After Islamic State series. You can read all the reports in this series here. To be kept in the loop about new reports, as well as other resources we publish, simply sign up to our newsletter.

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You can download After Islamic State: Workshop Report II, for free here:  After Islamic State: Workshop Report 2.pdf written by Simon Copeland and Dr Elizabeth Morrow.

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