Battlefields, war-zones, and lecture theaters

Dr. Vera Mironova is a Russian-American academic, scholar, award-winning writer, producer, speaker, research fellow and policy consultant specializing in armed conflict.
She is often referred to as ‘The Frontline Scholar’ due to her experiences embedded with the Iraq Special Operations Forces (ISOF) as they recaptured the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS in 2016-2017, documented in her 2019 book From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups (Oxford University Press) | READ MORE

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24 May 2022 Dr. Mironova took part in NATO Strategic Direction-South Hub conference

7 May 2022 Dr. Mironova published an article The Kyiv unit patrolling the streets as law and order cracks under war in Guardian

4 May 2022 Dr. Mironova took part in Atlantic Council conference

28 April 2022 Dr. Mironova published an article Donetsk separatists’ desperate draft campaign empties streets of men in Guardian

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1/2 According to #Russian Ministry of Defence briefing, attack on civilians in #Kremenchuk shopping mall (at least 20 people dead) was “a precise attack on a storage of US made weapons, that exploded.” This propaganda is just unbearable..

Had a meeting with #Ukraine officials about foreigners in Ukraine millitary. Well, right now it is an absolute mess but hopefully a new law about them will be passed soon. Managing foreign fighters is a complicated issue &it is sad #Ukraine has to work on fixing it now 🙁

Never expected my academic (theoretical) book on Human Resources of Armed Groups to be policy applicable so soon and in such a different context… currently in #Kyiv translating my 2 hours long presentation on managing foreign fighters to Russian.

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