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Poland: So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland

Tuesday 21 April 2020, by siawi3

Source: https://css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/publications/publication.html/193669

So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland

14 Aug 2015
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This paper examines the threat posed by Islamist terrorism to Poland, including that of the Islamic State, as well as the challenges of dealing with foreign fighters traveling through and from the country to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The author first contends that the threat to Poland from Islamic fundamentalists is low. He then discusses 1) how the arrival of Middle Eastern and African refugees in Poland could put a strain on the resources of Polish security services; and 2) how this could hamper Poland’s ability to counteract the potential terrorist threat posed by foreign fighters involved in the conflict in Ukraine. He concludes by suggesting that Poland should work to widen the scope of European counterterrorism measures so they focus on foreign fighters traveling to and from Ukraine as well as Iraq and Syria.
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Author Kacper R?kawek
Series PISM Bulletins
Issue 807
Publisher Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
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