June 6, 2014

Syria's Jihadis Are Coming Home to Roost

Matthew Levitt, National Post

The Associated Press

The war in Syria threatens to tear the region apart along sectarian lines, leading to a sharp rise in violent extremism from within both the radical Sunni and Shiite camps. Syria’s neighbors bear the immediate brunt of the conflict, as they struggle to contend with the steady stream of refugees flowing across their borders. But the repercussions of the war in Syria are being felt far beyond Syria’s borders. Last week, two events drove this point home for policymakers in very specific ways.

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