Guest: Dr. Amarnath Amarasingam, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Waterloo
About: In Part I we explored the issue of returning foreign fighters and discussed what threat these individuals posed to Canadian national security. In this episode, we continue our discussion on foreign fighters with Dr. Amar Amarasingam, who provides a different perspective on the issue. Returning foreign fighters are not unique to this moment in time, with ISIS disbanding in Iraq and Syria. Canada is already home to foreign fighters who have returned from previous conflict zones in Afghanistan and North Africa. Why is it different this time? Join Mitch as he explores what policies governments should implement to address this issue.
Dr. Amar Amarasingam is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Waterloo, and a renowned expert on Western foreign fighters.