Chelsea Daymon

Chelsea Daymon is an independent researcher living in Washington D.C. She holds an M.A. in Near and Middle Eastern studies from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and B.A. in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University (UK).

How can we be at war with an ideology, what is it that attracts its members, and can an ideology really be combated?

Varying cases of foreign fighter have shed light on some of the incentives that have driven these individuals to take action and travel to the region.

With the recent eruption of violence in Iraq and the ongoing civil war in Syria the topic of foreign fighters has once again been brought to the forefront.

The Egyptian Sinai is becoming a breakaway state.