Returning Foreign Fighters and Countering Violent Extremism – December 10, 2017

Returning Foreign Fighters and Countering Violent Extremism – December 10, 2017

Returning Foreign Fighters and Countering Violent Extremism – December 10, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Returning foreign fighters and countering violent extremism.

Alison speaks to Raffaello Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London, about what the loss of physical territory in the Middle East means for the future of ISIS.

Stephanie Carvin, assistant professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, talks to Alison about the Canadian government’s approach to returning foreign fighters and the best response to the threat of violent extremism.

Benjamin Ducol, research manager at the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization leading to Violence in Montreal, talks about what the centre is doing at the local level to combat violent radicalization.

Finally, we hear from Christianne Boudreau, whose son Damian converted to Islam and died in Syria fighting with ISIS.