REFUGEES AND TERRORISM IN THE WEST
Burks, Robert E.
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A key concern of the United States and Europe for accepting refugees is the perceived threat of increased vulnerability to terrorist attacks, especially concerning refugees from origin countries with a known presence of terrorist organizations. While studies have focused on refugee flows to specific countries, research is needed to identify and compare any correlation between refugees and an increased number of terrorist attacks in the receiving country. This thesis aims to analyze any correlation to determine if there is a positive relationship between receiving refugees and an increase in terrorist attacks, and evaluate conditions that may exacerbate or mitigate the likelihood of attacks as a result of accepting refugees.
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