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

Latest News

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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According to #Russian propaganda (allegedly quoting president of Nigeria 🇳🇬), #Ukraine is sending weapons to #ISIS and Boko Haram in Africa… that is a new take on trying to accuse #Ukraine of supporting terrorism abroad. Creative 🙂

Talked to an Islamist in prison in #Russia: Wagner is not taking folks with Syria/Imarat Caucases experience, considering them not reliable. But FSB is trying to recruit (at least) some of them for particular tasks like doing assassinations…my friend refused but some agreed.

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