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Recruitment & Radicalization

Like any organization, terrorist groups must recruit to sustain their membership. How terrorist organizations radicalize and recruit new members continues to change and evolve, especially with use of social media and encrypted messaging apps. Explore our reports, articles, and other commentary about terrorist radicalization and recruitment below.

Major Reports

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Down, but Not Out: An Updated Examination of the Islamic State’s Visual Propaganda
Boko Haram Beyond the Headlines: Analyses of Africa’s Enduring Insurgency
Then and Now: Comparing the Flow of Foreign Fighters to AQI and the Islamic State
From Cradle to Grave: The Lifecycle of Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

Perspectives

An Idea or a Threat? Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir
Militant Rivalries Extend to Female Recruitment in Pakistan

Primary Sources

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