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: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Middle East

A Conversation with Martin Indyk and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. See more
By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international... See more
A discussion between Jeffrey Goldberg and the former Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. See more
What does the future of American foreign policy hold with regard to the Middle East wars, challenges with China, and... See more
Retired US Army General David Petraeus sits down with CBS's Bob Shieffer at the 2014 Afternoon of Conversation.... See more
This panel will explore the current state of female empowerment in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab revolutions.... See more

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