Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

Cannon Fodder or Game Changers? Foreign Fighters’ Influence on Insurgencies

Grant Year: 2018


Tricia Bacon will research and write a book assessing the roles that foreign fighters play in local conflicts. She will examine whether and how insurgent capabilities change in the aftermath of an influx of foreign fighters and undertake interviews in Afghanistan and Somalia to understand better how foreign fighters can shape the outcome of conflicts.

American University Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

$60,000