Volume 3 Number 3
The concept of „foreign fighters” has in the contemporary context come to imply jihadi combatants joining armed conflicts on the side of their ideological comrades in the broader Middle East and the wider Islamic world. At a time like this it is often overlooked that the two words that constitute the term, i.e. „foreign” and „fighter,” have meanings that befit a far larger and diverse universe of cases. Case studies of this special issue offer careful contextualization of their subject based on extensive prior research, and thus allow for an appreciation of nuances as to the crucial questions this special issue sets out to answer, where these questions are applicable.
PETER MARTON: Historical and Contemporary Cases of Foreign Combat: A Look beyond Iraq and Syria: An Introduction and Foreword to the Special Issue on Foreign Fighters, 3-8.
HUBERT CHUDZIO, ANNA HEJCZYK: “For Our Freedom and Yours ...”: Polish Deportees in the Ranks of the 2nd Polish Corps, 9-23.
KACPER RĘKAWEK: The 'Polite People': Pro-Russian Fighters in the Donbass: A Documentary by Kat Argo, 2015, Self-Released, 24-34.