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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21 November 2022 Dr. Mironova published an article “Ukraine Has a Secret Resistance Operating Behind Russian Lines” in Foreign Policy

26 October 2022 Dr. Mironova was quoted in the Globe and Mail article “Ukraine’s Foreign Legion offers a shot at redemption for fighters from around the globe”

16 October 2022 Dr. Mironova gave an interview to BBC World.

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POW Mothers from #Russia and #Ukraine are taking matters in their own hands.

POW mothers on both sides of the war are helping each other locate prisoners and, to the best of their ability, ensure their wellbeing.

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