New research essay by CRIC partner Professor Dietrich Jung discussing similarities between foreign fighters in the Spanish Civil War and Present Day Syria – University of Copenhagen

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02 October 2015

New research essay by CRIC partner Professor Dietrich Jung discussing similarities between foreign fighters in the Spanish Civil War and Present Day Syria

In this essay, CRIC partner and Professor Dietrich Jung takes a comparative view on the foreign fighter phenomenon. He draws some interesting parallels between foreign fighters who have joined the current civil war in Syria and those who participated in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Jung argues that in order to fully comprehend the motivation behind these foreign fighters we should take a more general fascination with war seriously.

To read the essay, along with other essays written by CRIC researchers, please click here