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

25 November 2020 Dr. Mironova published an article What to Do About the Children of the Islamic State in Foreign Policy

24 November 2020 Dr. Mironova was interviewed for The Times podcast Bring Me Home, a series about Shamima Begum

4 November 2020 Dr. Mironova was quoted in a Voice of America article “Albanian IS Repatriation From Syria Will Be Long Journey

1 November 2020 Dr. Mironova gave an interview to Swedish TV

30 October 2020 Dr. Mironova published a report “Crowdfunding the Women of the Islamic State” in Lawfare

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#ISIS fundraising network is huge and u could donate money for #ISIS female members escape from camps in #Syria even in London (a guy will conveniently come to pick it up from u). I am quoted in this article (PS: title saying “jihadi brides” is off) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8996835/The-shadowy-Islamic-State-cell-looking-free-Western-jihadi-brides.html

Apparently some people still find it hard to believe that someone (me :)) is crazy selective in academic jobs (I do not want tenure in a place I do not enjoy) and I am not looking for a staff journalist job (being freelance I could work only on what I find interesting/important).

#ISIS foreign kids, still not repatriated from #Baghdad prison, performing ISIS nasheeds (watch with sound). Staring from the most famous nasheed- ISIS anthem. 1/4

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