Following the publication of its latest report on the Islamic State, “The Caliphate’s Global Workforce: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Foreign Fighter Paper Trail,” on 18 April, the Combating Terrorism Center received national media attention for its analysis. The report features an in-depth study of the largest cache of primary-source, open-source documents produced by the Islamic State to date and offers a rare window into the backgrounds of the organization’s recruits and their capabilities.

NBC News published an article on the report’s findings, and the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, traveled to the CTC to film a segment on the publication, which aired on NBC Nightly News. The report has since been covered by Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and other news outlets.

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