What Turns a Skater Kid from Colorado into a Fighter for ISIS?

Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—and kill for it. The highest-ranking American currently fighting for ISIS is John Georgelas, a Texan whose dad was a US Air Force colonel. Who are the Westerners who join ISIS? Where do they come from? What do they believe? And most importantly, what can we do to stop them?

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Middle East

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Gen. Jack Keane and Lee Hamilton address the threat of Iran. Moderated by Andrea Mitchell  See more
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Gen. Jack Keane and Lee Hamilton address the threat of Iran. Moderated by Andrea Mitchell  See more
General Colin Powell talks of the importance of talking to Syria and Iran about the situation in Iraq.  See more
General Colin Powell contemplates how the Bush administration could have gotten so many things wrong about Iraq.  See more
Walter Isaacson interviews Karl Rove, key presidential advisor and groundbreaking political strategist, on US policy in... See more
Ashraf Ghani, former Finance Minister of Afghanistan, and Hamed Wardak, founder of a nonaligned political movement with... See more

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