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How Trinidad and Tobago became an ISIS recruiting hotspot

11 March 2019

The official number of Trinidadian nationals who travelled to Syria and Iraq between 2013 and 2016 is around 130, making it – proportional to its population – one of the highest exporters of overseas ISIS fighters.

Dr Simon Cottee, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, set out to understand more about these citizens and why they joined ISIS, especially given the nation's vast distance from Iraq and Syria.

Read about his research in the Unversity’s News Centre.



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