The French Connection

Thanks for all the interest in the research Will McCants and I referred to in our recent Foreign Affairs article.

Below is a series of blog posts I’ll be writing on our research, as well as some follow up posts to common questions. I’ll update with links to each post as they go live.

Please note that this is a tentative list. The title, order, and number of posts may change a bit.


1. Backstory

2. Findings: Radicalization, laïcité, and the Islamic Veil

3. Technical Follow-Up

4. Next Steps


1. What about correlation versus causation?

2. Is selection bias playing a role?

3. What about the ecological fallacy problem?

4. What can this really tell us about radicalization?