These Are the Westerners Joining ISIS

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Media Outlet: the Pacific Standard Magazine

New America editorial intern Devan Kreisberg breaks down a new paper by ISP's Peter Bergen, Courtney Schuster, and David Sterman that identifies the Westerners finding their way to Iraq and Syria—and how great a threat they pose, and what should be done to stop them.

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David Sterman is a senior policy analyst in New America's International Security program. He holds a master's degree from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies.

Courtney Schuster was a program associate for the International Security Program at New America. Her research focused on U.S. special operations and the military's use of drones and the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Devan Kreisberg

Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, vice president at New America, CNN national security analyst, professor of practice at Arizona State University, and the author or editor of seven books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post.