International Security & Foreign Policy

ISIS in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa

Grant Year: 2017


Peter Bergen, David Sterman, and Nate Rosenblatt will analyze the flow of Arab jihadists who are joining the Islamic State in order to develop an effective counter-radicalization or counterterrorism strategy. They will analyze recently acquired personnel records of nearly 2,000 Islamic State fighters from the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa in order to identify the sub-national variables at work in motivating jihadi recruits from those regions. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

New America Foundation International Security & Foreign Policy

$105,000