Dr. Hikmet Karčić is a genocide scholar based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a Researcher at the Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks (IITB) and was a Senior Fellow with the Newlines Institute. He was the 2017 Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation-Keene State College Global Fellow. He is the author of the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR) for Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the past, he worked at the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Center for Advanced Studies. His research is focused on genocide and Holocaust studies, Islamophobia, memory studies and extremism.
Foreign fighters involved in the Ukrainian conflict who have far-right connections pose a credible regional and international security concern. Without proper intervention, these foreign fighters returning home from Ukraine could bolster the already growing far-right movements worldwide.