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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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Rising in the East: The Evolution of the Islamic State in the Philippines
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

Sentinel Articles

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

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