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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

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
Communication Breakdown: Unraveling the Islamic State’s Media Efforts
The Caliphate’s Global Workforce: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Foreign Fighter Paper Trail
The Fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba: Recruitment, Training, Deployment and Death
Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right
Edges of Radicalization: Ideas, Individuals and Networks in Violent Extremism
Bombers, Bank Accounts and Bleedout

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