What drives Europeans to Syria, and to IS. Insights from the Belgian case

A year ago, IS announced the establishment of a new “caliphate”. This updated essay contains the latest official data on the Belgian foreign fighters issue. Furthermore, the sections dealing with the conducive environment that propels Europeans to Syria, have been expanded. The way this is framed, profoundly shapes policy and media reactions.

Rik Coolsaet (Egmont Paper)